I received everything as advertised. Very happy with my purchase. Great value considering everything you get. The shipping time was also as advertised so read that before you order. I will order again.
I am not a tattoo artist. Well at least I wasn't before I got received this tattoo kit. The very first night I did like 3 tats on myself. Just some simple stuff to test it out and it was awesome. I have now done hundreds of tats and making some pretty good money. It came with a lot of extras and it looks good too. I'm now working at a shop and I get compliments everyday about this kit from other artists. Thanx light in the box.
These machines are great for getting started, everything you need in terms of a decent machines, stainless steel grip and tips as well as disposable tips, an assortment of needles from single needle liners up to a 7 needle tapered liners, different sized mags (flat alignment) needles for filling and shading small/medium areas and 7 different colors of ink. Everything listed is what you get when it arrives at your door.
If you're new to tattooing, understand that you only need to penetrate 3 layers of skin (roughly the thickness of a dime), penetrate too deep and your art work will appear fine before it heals but afterward you'll find the image has become faded and above all else there will be scarring, which you want to avoid.
To avoid going to deep start with your machine setup properly with a lining needle of any size and the appropriate tip to match. Hold down the armature bar against the coils and adjust the grip and tip with the Allen key until the protruding tip of the needle and the space between the contact screw and front spring matches the thickness of a dime.
For shading and filling follow this process except using a nickles thickness. Always change the O-rings after each tattooing session.
For transferring an image to skin to use as a stencil, you will need stencil paper and carbon paper. You can start with looking for an image to trace online, tape the stencil paper to the screen and trace what you want in pencil then put that image over carbon paper and go over the tracing with pen. Afterward use an alcohol swab to clean the area you wish to apply the Image, apply a light layer of Speed Stick original deodorant then apply the tracing paper to the skin until all of the image comes in contact with the skin then remove quickly, leaving the paper against the skin for more than 10 seconds will cause the carbon to bleed out and the lines will thicken. before tattooing apply a light layer of Vaseline over the image and you're ready to get started.
I hope this review has helped you in getting started with tattooing :)