Top 5 Rotary Tattoo Machines

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Top 5 Rotary Tattoo Machines

rotary tattoo machine ranking by tattoo artist jake steele

A rotary tattoo machine uses a quiet electric motor to push the tattoo needle into the skin. These innovative tattoo machines are quiet, ergonomic, and lightweight. There are TONS of great Rotary tattoo machines on the market. Most can either be equipped with a standard needle configuration, or a cartridge configuration. Throughout my career, I’ve tried out a lot of different machines.

 

Here are my top 3:

Bishop Fantom
I love and respect the Bishop name
479.00

Precision Design

‘Soft' needle hit

Cartridge only w/ option “Fantom Grip”

Super Light Weight (1.7oz)

1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Made in the U.S.A.

Ink Machines Dragonfly X2
Fine piece of Swedish machinery
649.95

Traditional Grip Design

Smooth and Quiet

Accepts standard needles and cartridges

Wireless Capable

1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Made in Sweden

Honorable Mentions

Still amazing machines!

Inkjecta Flite Nano – 659.99

rotary tattoo machine ranking by tattoo artist jake steele

  • Beautifully designed with carbon fiber and titanium components.
  • Interchangeable plunger bars to provide different levels of give.
  • 1.65 ounces which is comparable to the Bishop Fantom.
  • Fun for longer sessions
  • Excellent for blending and soft shading.
  • Visually striking 
  • Signature LED light when in use. 
  • Manufactured in Australia.

I highly recommend this one for experienced artists that have spent a lot of time using Rotary tattoo machines. 

BUY INKECTA FLITE NANO 

FK Irons Spektra Edge X – 549.95

rotary tattoo machine ranking by tattoo artist jake steele

  • Beautifully designed.
  • Easy two component breakdown.
  • Light Weight Feel.
  • Disposable and Re-usable cartridge ready.
  • Excellent for black/gray realism and traditional.
  • Variable Voltage Control
  • 1yr Manufacturers Warranty. 
  • Manufactured in U.S.A.

This machine will last through years of constant use and will make a great addition to your machine collection. 

BUY FKIRONS SPEKTRA EDGE X

 

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