Introduction: How to Make a DIY Tattoo Machine for Less Than $1 Buck!
This is a tutorial on how to make a fully functional tattoo machine for cheap. Why wont you do it? it's mainly house-hold items that you probably have lying around, and its allso fun ans easy to make.
This tattoo machine really works and its able to tattoo a person but lets be clear, this tattoo machine must NOT be used to tattoo a person or any living thing since the parts we'r using are not sterilized and you may end up causing MORE HARM THAN GOOD.
Step 1: Collect the Supplies
what we will need for this tattoo machine is:
- A mechanical pencil.
- A low E guitar string (must be metal)
- A broken spoon or any piece of scrap metal.
- A small electric motor.
- A clothes button.
- An electical button or switch.
- Some batteries or power supply.
- Some electrical tape.
Step 2: The Spoon.
bend the spoon and attach it to the mechanical pencil with electrical tape.
Step 3: The Needle
take apart the low E string, we're only using the nucleus.
then bend it as shown in the picture.
Step 4: Putting the Needle.
pass the needle,s bent part thru one of the button holes and then pass the long part of the needle thru the mechanical pencil.
Finally attach the button to the motor, make sure it fits nice and snug so it needs no glue or anyting else.
Step 5: Power
add the batteries (or power supply of ur choice) and we are done.
Step 6: Switch (optional)
I added a piece of aluminium foil tape attached to the batteries and a paperclip on top (not touching) conected to one side of the motor to use as a switch. When u press the paperclip down it touches the aluminium foil tape and completes the circuit.
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