The tattoo has been a fixture among some classes and professions for many centuries. Sailors are forever associated with crude tattoos and in the Far East a tattoo was at one point an indicator of gang membership. They are still used for the latter today, but in the main a tattoo is a decorative item and they are increasingly popular, especially with young men and women. 

It is said that as many as one in three young adults have a tattoo and many have more, and the popularity of the tattoo shows no signs of waning. Quite the opposite, in fact, as those who are knowledgeable about street fashion trends believe growth is nowhere near what it has the potential to be. 

Tattooists are artists of the highest order, as you will know being one yourself, and as with all artists there is a lot to be said for using the right tools. Competition may not be as vicious as it once was - if you want an interesting insight its worth reading this about how tattoos have been popular in London since the Victorian era - but you still want to be the best. So what can you do to enhance your talent and improve your results?

Choosing a Custom Machine

When you buy a quality pen you try a few beforehand. If you're shopping for clothes you want to try them on and see if they fit. Why shouldn't this be the case with a tattoo machine? After all, this is the most important tool of your trade and you want to be comfortable with it. You can buy an off the shelf machine and that will do a good job, but what if a manufacturer could tweak the machine in some ways to your personal requirements, and make you a custom machine that is just about perfect for you?

There's a tattoo machine and supplies manufacturer called Defiance Manufacturing and they rank among the very best in the business. They have an established reputation for quality custom tattoo machines, and we reckon they are the people to talk to if you want to go down this route. They use only the very best materials and start from scratch to build you a professional and bespoke machine that will be the right weight and have the right specification for you. Many will tell you that these are the best tattoo machines in the world, so what benefit will a custom tattoo machine bring you?

Benefits of a Custom Machine

As we mentioned above, tattoos are art - perhaps of the very purest form and certainly among the oldest known forms - and as a tattooist you are certainly an artist. You want to be the best in your field, and that means being able to produce beautifully detailed and accurate tattoos that are second to none in terms of quality. Having the right balance and feel to your custom tattoo machine means you and it will be perfectly in tune, and you will be able to perform to the best of your talents every time. 

To choose your custom machine we suggest you talk to the people at Defiance Manufacturing as they are experts in the design and build of tattoo machines. They will be able to design and build a machine that will offer you the perfect combination of balance and weight, and that will be of the very best quality possible. Why not talk to them now and invest in one way to take your tattoos to the top. You'll find it is money well spent.