Sep201019
The Anatomy of a Tattoo Machine
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In the words of Notorious B.I.G.: "If you don't know, now you know."

Tattoo machine graphic by Myra Phan via Gizmodo.
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This is rad for those unlearn-ed! Hell would be a rad pick to have framed and hung in the house!

However, get a group of 10 artists in a room and ask them to name the parts on a machine and all 10 will give you different answers!

Oddly, there never has been a "panel" of sorts that has sat down and definitively said *in BOOMING god-voice*, "THIS IS WHAT THESE PARTS ARE CALLED AND THIS IS WHAT THESE PARTS ARE CALLED..."

Machine Gun Magazine (published by the good folks at Eikon) addressed this issue some years ago, and even went so far as to send out and publish the results of a questionnaire (with diagram) sent to some esteemed artists... the answers varied in several areas. So no resolution there.

I look at it as it's kind of like speaking different dialects of the same language... other artists know what you're talking about, but they might look atcha a little funny.

Cheers!





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