Introduction: How to Make TATTOO GUN

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hello! today im going to show you how to make a home made tattoo gun

Step 1: Tools and Materials You Need

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1) scissors/knife
2) screwdriver
3) pliers


1) Sticky tape
2) The ink tube from the pen
3) A pen
4) Piece of wire
5) Piece of bent metal
6) Ball pump
7) Screw
8) Needle
9) Button
10) Glue
11) Electric motor

Step 2: Putting Everything Together

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Put the pump and the bent piece of metal together by screwing it with a screw .
This is where you will place the electric motor.
!(If you are not sure about something just ask me)!

Step 3: Still Puttin Everything Together

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Now we will put the pen in to the pump.
-Disassemble the pen and screw/push the shorter part of the pen into the pump
-Now put the longer part of the pen and screw it together with the short part (tightly)
!(if you you are not sure about something jus ask me)!

Step 4: Putting the Motor and the Rest of the Body Together

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now we will put the electric motor and the body togather.
-put some glue on the button .
-put the button on the littel tube that is going out of the electric motor.
-tape the motor to the bent piece of metal with the sticky tape.

Step 5: Making the Needle

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to meke the needle we will need -the ink tube from the pen.
-piece of wire.

-bent the wire (90 degrees) at the end leave 1/4 of an inch.
-put some glue at the end of the wire and put the wire into the ink tube.
-put some glue at the end of the needle and put the needle into the other end of the ink tube.
-put the finished needle into the pump and the bent part of the wire into the hole in the buttum the same way as on the Pictures


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Step 7: My Done Tattoos on Bananas

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these are some pictures of my tattoos


twhite23 (author)2013-08-21

can u use it on people after u take the ink out

badams18 (author)2012-10-13

where do  the battery's go 

badams18 (author)2012-10-13

wat about the battrys where do they go

rantipole (author)2012-08-26

Any Tattoo Artist worth their salt does NOT call it a -gun- a gun is a weapon or tool.... artists use Instruments. Most common I have heard it called is a Tattoo Iron. . . . .

ssrivastav (author)2012-07-05

are these to be tattooed on humans or fruits??

mattk420 (author)2012-01-12

idky yall are scared to use it on a person. ive made a couple guns similar to this and they work good. i use them on myself and friends. but i always use real ink and change the string out. and put it in alcohol. using pen ink is dumb on a person. but my tattoos have come out looking really good.

33DANIEL916 (author)2011-10-06

thats whats up... but its all about tha 916 sacramento cali bizz tho

FlatLinerMEDIC (author)2011-10-06

Sepsis- Infection of blood stream, unless treated with antibiotics. You will die.

Be careful.


acook15 (author)2011-08-08

that was badass

lil jon168 (author)2009-07-28

omg a pimped out banana =o

goste111 (author)lil jon1682011-07-12


bored_boy (author)2010-07-12


Dr Qui (author)bored_boy2010-08-22

Why not to use a home made non sterile tattoo gun filled with biro ink?

Hmmmmm.... Lets see...

Use it first and you just risk septicemia.

Use it after anyone else you risk Hepatitis C, HIV and full blown AIDS.

And my personal favorite being that nothing quite says DUMBASS like a unprofessionally drawn badly faded tattoo done with the wrong type of ink.

budforum (author)2010-04-18

 nice knife!

patryk15 (author)budforum2010-06-20


tattoosbaby (author)2010-03-20

where did u get the motor?

tato312 (author)tattoosbaby2010-06-18

dude, you can find them almost everywhere :P i like to take broken things apart and i have like a dozen of this motors rc cars is a good source (maybe want to buy some at walmart)

nightninja87 (author)2010-06-06

maybe get some food grade dye and clean the tube out youll never have to worry about someone stealing your fruit again muwahaha!

Fashim (author)2009-12-06

Is this a real Tattoo Gun?

patryk15 (author)Fashim2010-01-03

i would say it is , because u can make a tattoo with it. :)

Fashim (author)patryk152010-01-11

Have you seen the Tattoo gun they make in Prisons? There so good some of the Tattoos in prisons look so well done

SxTxA XRuInGoDX (author)2009-12-03

wer u get the ball pump

patryk15 (author)SxTxA XRuInGoDX2010-01-03

i got it in a store .like u konw i just took the cheapes one.

Soksume (author)2009-11-04

umm i may have missed it in the text but what did you use as the ink ??

patryk15 (author)Soksume2009-11-08

i jus used a pen ink that i bought in a shop in them little glas botels
i used that because it was only for making tattoos on fruits not on skin u konw.

Soksume (author)patryk152009-11-09

i know its only meant for fruits i was simply curious if you had a special ink or not thanks a bunch for the Instructable  :D

bhiztoy (author)2009-10-01


ak_shananaginz (author)2009-09-30

how about my little brother lol

blackfister (author)2009-09-24

Good idea not to tattoo people, you could try tattooing a pig or something. Ill try to make a nice old school tattoo on a watermelon. ;)

junits15 (author)2009-08-20

haha i never would have thought of using a fruit!

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