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take all the guts and stuff from the inside of the pencil and throw it away so all you have left is the tube and tip. and if there was a eraser then save it because you will need it later. your pencil should look something like the picture.(don't worry about getting the same kind of pencil)
SGORDON8 ..you sayd that you`re making you`re OWN ink....how ? :D
<p>You can use India Ink [henna]. Shampoo that is clear and fragrant-less and mix with lead pencil shavings. [Thats usually what i use, just turn the lead into powder and mix with a little shampoo. Whaalaah.] You can also use soot, I would love to explain that but its a decent process. [Google it]</p><p>Good Day!!</p>
<p>like they do in prison, just melt razors and mix with shampoo and conditioner, but it only come in grey lol I guess u could add food dye or something. My homemade tattoo gu. Is a tattoo needle taped to a pencil gave myself my first tat today... I'm 14 its the 3 ways out tatto its kinda gang type thing standing for ditch hospital bed or casket... Could also mean My Crazy life. I wanted the tat so bad I stole a needle from my dad stole a bottle of ink taped the needle to a pencil and started stabbun lol I've self harmed since I was 9 and one of the ways was sticking myself with a needle so it was fairly easy. I didn't want my parents to see so I put it on my stomach in-between some scars</p>
<p>You sound like quite the treat.</p>
I didn't get where to you put the ink... do you have to place the tip of the needle on the ink bottle? how to control how much ink you &quot;pick&quot; and how much you &quot;use&quot;?
what do you use for a needle
How does it operate compared to a professional tattoo machine? I want to practice before I go for an apprenticeship, so I'm gonna make this.<br />
You have to really know how to make a homemade tat gun, if you can and you have the skill's .. some tats will look better than pro jobs, I've been doing it for 25yrs
it doesnt compare at all. it is just kind of fun to play around with and i guess it could help with getting used to doing linework. my friends and i just got a cheap gun from the pawn shop. <br />
One more question: What is the adapter?<br />
just a old cell phone adapter i found<br />
&nbsp;what was the voltage on the adapter
i cant remember the voltage i just used a old cell phone one. it was so long ago that i made this and i threw the ones i made out and just do stick and poke or pro equipment.
were could i get the ink? thanks for the wicked instructable! :)
India ink at a craft store, ( you'll have to thicken it some with a base) or you can make you're own. I make my own...
Anyone have any suggestions on what else to use besides an eraser? the eraser wont hold the guitar string. the string just ends up carving the eraser. &gt;///&lt;
Use a shirt button, I use superglue and then heat to make a solid connection. Also I would not recommend using anything other than a common bic ink pen,it is a different build,( you remove the ball from the tip) but far better... If you use a guitar string you want to cut the string about 2&quot; and solider it to a strong wire( like the green ground wire on your utility post) leaving about 1&quot; of the string free , a plain steel .48mm works well
thanks guys for sharing this :) .. imma try my self to make one.. <br>
whats a drimmel for one and will you post a picture of a tattoo you have done with this tool
its so easy to make a homemade tattoo gun and can be used on others and yourself. not using pen inc just buy mars matic inc and you are good to go.
&nbsp;do you use the string for the needle or what
yeah i just sharpened up the tip with a dremmel. i was thinking about attching a needle on there with a soldering iron so if you have the tool try it out.
tattoo MACHINE!, not gun
in this case. it is a tattoo gun.
a machine is the motor. the thing in whole is a gun.
He actually is right. It's a machine not gun
do you need ink?
yes. india ink works but you have to thicken it up a little so look up how. but if you can get good tattoo ink then you dont have to worry about it. india ink works fine on oranges and you dont have to make it thicker.
this is best one yet!! you can also upload your finished homemade tattoo pics to grimycharms.com
heh, I make tattoo machine from pen, motor and guitar string... 2004... This machine is work on present days :)
Really good mate. Managed to make it but im not going to tattoo myself. Works a treat though on fruit! Really good instructable, much simpler and better than the other ones. Cheers.
were do the needle go
through the pencil so there is, at most an eighth of an inch coming out when the motor is running. and the other end should be off center in the eraser. i would have made it more detailed but my camera wasnt good enough to take all the pictures. and i'm kinda lazy.
Remember kiddies--nothing says "classy" like a homemade tattoo!

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