If you want to learn how to tattoo the first step you must take is learning everything there is to know about the tools involved in tattooing there are numerous different types of tools available on the market. Whenever possible, always try to obtain the best quality equipment you can afford. While this may mean you need to go about it more slowly, it will definitely be worth it. Purchasing inferior quality tools and equipment will result in hassles that simply aren’t worth it as well as poor quality work.
One of the most important tools you will need is a tattoo machine. Actually you will eventually need several tattoo machines because there are different machines used for different applications. For example, one machine is used for color shading, while another is used for lining. You will also need a power supply to run to your machine as well as a foot switch and clip cords to make the connection between your power unit and your machine.
If you are planning to open a tattoo shop, or even if you are planning to work out of your home for that matter, you will also need a work table, artist chair and customer chair. A work table should ideally be large enough to hold all of your tools and equipment and have a top that can be easily cleaned and sanitized. Look for both an artist chair and a customer chair that are comfortable. You may wish to choose a chair for yourself that allows you to move easily around. Don’t forget to also include a good light source that is free standing. If you can obtain one that can be used at different angles; all the better.