Tattoo Machine Out of Household Material





Introduction: Tattoo Machine Out of Household Material

build a prison style tattoo machine out of househeld items.
tools: needle nose pliers, knife, philips head screwdriver
parts: toothbrush, ball point pen, guitar string, mechanical pencil eraser, and electric motor from tape recorder

Step 1: Find a Motor

i found mine in a tape recording machine. I heard that tape machine motors were the standard, but i have also heard of tattoo machines made of nintendo 64 rumble pack motors. When you find your motor, rip it out and take note of the positive and negative wires. Also rip off the stock gear attached to the motor crank. You will be replacing the stock gear with a mechanical pencil eraser fitted to the guitar string needle.

Step 2: Make the Frame

I used a plastic tooth brush. First I cut off the head with the bristles. Then i melted a 90 degree angle in the top of the brush for the motor to rest on.

Step 3: Cut Up a Pen for the Tube

find a normal ball point pen and take out the ink and the tip to use the shell for the tube of your needle. Get those guts out and then tape the tube to the outside of the toothbrush. Then connect the toothbrush frame to the motor so that the eraser gear hangs over the edge of the toothbrush. Take your guitar string and bend it in a 90degree angle. Then stick the angled string through the eraser stuck to the motor near an edge. Next cut the needle so that it only pokes through the tube when the motor is turned on.

Step 4: Get Stoked, You're Done

I have my motor connected to a power source with alligator clips, but it would work better with a power foot switch . Connect it, dip it in ink and you're ready to go ruin lives.



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    I have a gun but dont know how to use it. I got a motor from old tape recorder and now I'm not sure how to hook it all up? Help plz

    Didnt work ?

    I tried a lot to make but it didnt work why can somebody can help me please.

    @veverica Umesto gumice koja ide na osovinu motora,uzmi jedno dugme i stavi osovinu u jednu rupu na dugmetu.Iglu stavi u rupu na suprotnoj strani dugmeta i voila!!!

    @MUNCHINE > It's not f..king Spanish nor Bosnian,it's SERBIAN,capisch?!?

    This cannot POSSIBLY be safe. Tattoo parlors (you know, where you go and pay a PROFESSIONAL who's taken classes and earned certificates and knows how to handle the bodily fluids and proper disposal of equipment and such-like) can get shut down for not having sanitary working conditions - what makes you think your house is clean enough? I'm willing to bet that if you're making a tattoo gun with sewing machine needles and parts from a tpe player, you're not paying any attention to sterilizing your equipment, buying actual tattoo ink, and cleaning your skin before tattooing it. Are you trying to contract staph infection from those nasty bugs that live on your skin?

    professionals dont take classes the most they would do i have had an apprenticeship or maybe taken art classes but there is no such thing as a tattoo certification for everywhere the most is to get certified to tattoo at one shop

    he asked you how did u make a needle to go up n down n not in circle? ;) itz not spanish,itz bosnian language lol :D

    it is bent at a 90 degree angle where it connects to the eraser.