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EGO Rotary

EGO Rotary tattoo machines are super-lightweight models with wrist-friendly designs. The original idea from UK tattoo artist Bez was to create a machine that could be held like a pen, offering perfect balance and needle control.

The most recent offering from Bez and EGO Rotary is the EGO Switch pen-style tattoo machine, the world’s first to feature an in-built ON/OFF switch and now available with adjustable give!

The EGO Switch V2 is a cartridge-dedicated rotary tattoo machine that is lightweight, reliable, consistent and quiet.  It features an exceptional ergonomic design, with a 28 mm diameter that fits into your hand well and feels great when tattooing.

EGO Rotary’s Switch V2 has two operating modes. Mode one is constant power on, meaning that tattoo artists control the power of the machine via their power supply with a foot switch. Mode two is Switch mode, which allows artists to turn the power on and off via the switch at the top of the rotary. One press engages the power, and it will stay on until the switch is pressed again.

The perfect accompaniment to the Switch V2 is the EGO Micro-Lite RCA cord, which is available in straight and right-angle configurations.

The EGO Micro-Lite RCA cables weigh just 20 grams, making them the lightest cords available. With a diameter of 2 mm, the cords are very thin and more flexible than other RCA cords.

The gold-plated jack and RCA plug ensure a clean connection between your tattoo machine and power supply.

Bez's popular EGO V2 Plus is also available in three of the latest eye-catching Crystal colours!

The EGO V2 Plus is a super-lightweight rotary tattoo machine with a wrist-friendly design. With all of the weight shifted to create a more pen-like feeling and eliminate wrist pain, the EGO V2 Plus is perfectly balanced for maximum needle control and balance.

Features EGO's patented 'Power Triangle' system, which efficiently replicates the front and back spring system from coil machines.

Best Wireless Tattoo Machines 2020

The new kids on the block in tattooing, wireless tattoo machine are bringing a cordless revolution to the rotary market in 2020, with many of the most renowned brands introducing their own versions.

We’re going to run through the best wireless tattoo machines to order from Killer Ink Tattoo in 2020 to help you cut the cord and join the wireless revolution!

What are the Best Wireless Tattoo Machines in 2020?

When it comes to finding the best wireless tattoo machine, it boils down to your preferences, as different rotaries will offer a variety of adjustment options that will be better for your way of working and tattooing style.

If you do need more information regarding our wireless tattoo machines range, make sure to get in touch with us today and our team will be able to help find the best one for you!

Spektra Flux

The Spektra Flux is the follow on from the much-lauded Xion rotary and the first wireless tattoo machine from the guys behind FK Irons and DarkLab.

Powering the Spektra Flux is a detachable battery known as a PowerBolt, which allows tattoo artists to run their machine wirelessly without the need for cables or power supplies.

The PowerBolt is interchangeable, so artists can quickly and easily switch to an auxiliary battery when the charge runs out, meaning that you can keep working with no issues! It offers fast charging speeds of up to 1.5 Amps and a run time lasting up to 10 hours, depending on the type of cartridge and voltage used.

The PowerBolt on the Spektra Flux has three buttons: one to turn the wireless machine on/off and two to adjust the voltage quickly and easily. Press the up and down arrows to change the voltage of the rotary in 0.5 V increments or decrements from 5 to 12 V.

The Spektra Flux is Bluetooth-enabled, allowing tattooists to pair it with DarkLab's app and Hover power supply. You can use the DarkLab app to wirelessly update the Flux with the latest firmware.

A direct drive tattoo machine that offers no give and a 4 mm stroke, the Spektra Flux excels in lining, shading and colour packing, and is also very quiet to run and creates minimal vibration.

Cheyenne SOL Nova Unlimited

The Cheyenne SOL Nova Unlimited is the next step in the evolution of Cheyenne's popular SOL Nova rotary and its first wireless tattoo machine.

Cheyenne's wireless pen-style rotary is powered by a rechargeable battery that will offer a minimum of five hours running time. The SOL Nova Unlimited comes with two batteries, along with a charger and cable, you can simply swap out the first and continue working while your other one is charging.

Operating the Cheyenne SOL Nova Unlimited is all done through a single button and motion control. The frequency of the SOL Nova Unlimited can be adjusted quickly and easily by holding the button down while tilting the machine. Tilt up to increase the frequency and down to decrease.

With a wide frequency bandwidth that ranges from 25 to 140 Hz, the Cheyenne SOL Nova Unlimited is perfect for a wide range of tattooing styles. Lower the frequency of the wireless tattoo machine for dotwork and realism or turn it up for fuller and more intense lines.

The wireless SOL Nova Unlimited offers two operating modes: Steady Mode and Responsive Mode. Steady Mode will result in your rotary machine running at a controlled speed, with no give and a consistent hard hit. With Responsive Mode, the frequency and hit of the Cheyenne SOL Nova Unlimited will adjust depending on the surface you're tattooing - essentially emulating give.

Inkjecta Flite X1

The Inkjecta Flite X1 is a wireless, battery-powered rotary tattoo machine that is packed to the brim with innovative technology and offers a wealth of adjustment options.

As it’s completely wireless, tattoo artists don’t need cables or power supplies to run the Inkjecta Flite X1, allowing for maximum freedom of movement.

The Inkjecta Flite X1 is battery-powered and offers up to 8 hours of runtime. The rotary comes with two interchangeable and rechargeable Li-Ion batteries, as well as a battery charger, so you can adjust the balance of the tattoo machine to suit your style and preferences.

You can quickly and easily adjust both the voltage and needle depth of your Inkjecta Flite X1, thanks to the intuitive on-board controls. To adjust the voltage from 4.5 to 16.5 V, press the corresponding button and tilt your wireless machine - right for a higher voltage, left for lower.

The two arrow keys on the body of the Flite X1 control the needle depth, so simply press one while working to adjust - even if you're using a fixed grip.

Within the Inkjecta Flite X1 is not one, but two custom nanotechnology motors - one for the drive and the other for the needle depth adjustment. Inkjecta’s wireless tattoo machine is also fully compatible with cams and needle bars from the widely-used Flite Nano range.

Stigma-Rotary® Force (Coming Soon)

The Stigma-Rotary® Force is a wireless pen-style tattoo machine that features a state-of-the-art and unique dual drive system.

Stigma-Rotary®’s wireless Force pen uses a custom, German-made Faulhaber brushless motor with dual shafts to push cartridge needles with precision and power, creating a superior “force” during tattooing.

Three versions of the Stigma-Rotary® Force are available, featuring one of the following stroke lengths: 2.8, 3.7 or 4.5 mm. The 2.8 mm stroke length is perfect for shading, the 3.7 mm version is a powerful all-rounder daily drive, and the 4.5 mm variant is ideal for lining and colour packing.

The Stigma-Rotary® Force machine comes with a removable power pack that offers a built-in display and controls and will offer between six and 10 hours from a single charge. The power pack is also Bluetooth-enabled, allowing tattoo artists to pair their wireless machine with Stigma®’s Pilot footswitch or mobile app (to unlock even more features).

Thanks to a new digital give and boost feature, you can quickly and easily set the Stigma® Force wireless tattoo machine to hit softer or harder in three different levels.

Sponsored Artist of the Month – Silvano Fiato

Italian artist Silvano Fiato is a world-renowned tattooist that is revered for jaw-dropping black and grey and colour realism.

As with many tattoo artists today, Silvano began his artistic journey at an early age and could always be found with a paper and pencil in hand.

After buying his first tattoo magazine at 18 and taking inspiration from the realistic work of Robert Hernandez, Silvano made the decision to pursue a career in body art.

Fast forward to the present day and Silvano Fiato is now a household name in tattooing, with his hyper-realism work taking plaudits from artists and non-artists alike over the years, as well as multiple awards from conventions around Europe.

Since 2006, Silvano has been the owner of Eternal Tattoo Studio in his home town of Genoa, Italy, which was among the first shops in the world to use graphic design to show customers a preview of how their tattoo will look on the skin. He has also recently opened up a second shop in Italy’s capital city of Rome.

Perhaps one of Silvano’s finest achievements to-date was being recognised as a ‘Contemporary Artist’ by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, also known as MACRO, and having his work featured in the museum’s catalogue.

To create his incredible realistic black and grey and colour tattoos, Silvano uses various supplies from Killer Ink Tattoo, including World Famous Tattoo Ink, Flux and Xion machines from Spektra Rotary, and KWADRON Cartridges.

Keep up to date with Silvano Fiato’s latest tattoos, seminars, guest spots, conventions, and more by following him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Tattoo Timelapses - Milano Tattoo Convention 2020

The 2020 Milano Tattoo Convention was yet another incredible event, with hundreds of the best tattoo artists around showing off their incredible skills to the masses.

While at the 25th anniversary edition of the event, we took some time out from filming our main video to shoot timelapses of some amazing work produced by various artists.

Click the videos below to watch the creation of tattoos from Taras Prystupa, Polyc SJ, Antonis Megas, Leonardo De Amicis, Luca Cospito, Vincent Zattera, and an eye-catching collaboration between Mambo Tattooer and Pitta KKM!

Taras Prystupa

Ukrainian-born, Polish-based tattoo artist Taras Prystupa brought his killer style to the 2020 Milano Tattoo Convention with a Captain Ahab/Moby Dick themed piece.

Polyc SJ

Everyone loves Studio Ghibli tattoos, so South Korean artist Polyc SJ put his unique spin on Totoro from the popular animated movie My Neighbor Totoro when he tattooed his apprentice at the 2020 Milano Tattoo Convention.

Antonis Megas

Greek tattooist Antonis Megas, who now plies his trade in Austria, tattooed this clean and crisp blackwork mandala at the 2020 Milano Tattoo Convention

Mambo Tattooer & Pitta KKM

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Leonardo De Amicis

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Luca Cospito

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Vincent Zattera

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Killer Beauty – Permanent Make-up Supplies

Killer Beauty is an all-new brand from Killer Ink that will be your one-stop-shop for everything relating to permanent make-up and micro-pigmentation.

Set to launch soon, Killer Beauty will be your go-to supplier for pigments, machines, microblades, and whatever else you could ever need to create stunning permanent make-up and micro-pigmentation work.

Killer Beauty will offer its own range of precision microblades and cartridges made from the highest grade components, perfect for a wide range of permanent make-up, semi-permanent make-up, scalp micro-pigmentation, and microblading applications.

In addition to microblades and needle cartridges, Killer Beauty will stock various own-brand hygiene and skincare products that are essential for cleaning and prepping the skin before any PMU treatment.

As well as stocking its own products, Killer Beauty’s online store will be home to many top PMU brands, including Microbeau, Perma Blend, Spektra, Evenflo, Ever After Pigments, Li Pigments, Tina Davies, and many more!

Make sure to keep an eye on Killer Beauty’s social media feeds for more information about its impending launch!

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Spektra Flux Wireless Tattoo Machine – First Look

In our latest video review, we give you a first look at the new Spektra Flux wireless tattoo machine.

The Flux is Spektra’s latest rotary machine, following on from the Xion, and is set to bring a wireless revolution to the tattooing industry.

By featuring a detachable battery, known as a PowerBolt, the Flux can be run wirelessly without the need for cables or power supplies.

Made in the USA by the guys behind DarkLab and FK Irons, the Flux is set to be an exciting addition to Spektra’s range of rotaries and we can’t wait for it to be released!

Make sure to watch our video below to hear our first impressions of the Spektra Flux!

Milano Tattoo Convention 2020 Video

The Milano Tattoo Convention celebrated its 25th anniversary last month, so we were on-hand to capture the show in all of its tattoo-covered glory!

With hundreds of the world's best artists tattooing under one roof, the Milano Tattoo Convention is always one of the highlights of the year - and the 25th edition did not disappoint!

Make sure to click below to watch our latest video!

It was another great weekend for Killer Ink sponsored artists, with four of our tattooists taking home awards for their incredible work.

The first day of the convention saw Debora Cherrys take home ‘3rd Best of Friday’ for a killer neo-traditional tattoo, while Kindamo from Alex De Pase’s Or Noir Tattoo Gallery received ‘2nd Best of Friday’ for a dope black and grey leg piece.

Kindamo also picked up the award for ‘Best Large Black & Grey’ for another ridiculously clean tattoo, with Christos Galiropoulos then topping his category by claiming ‘Best Small Black & Grey’ with a healed portrait of The Rolling Stones’ guitarist, Keith Richards.

The finale of the convention then saw Jay Freestyle crowned ‘3rd Best of Show’ for an incredible BDSM-themed leg sleeve that combined colour realism with pixel art.

We also wanted to give a shout out to our good friend Benjamin Laukis who won ‘2nd Best Medium Colour’ for his sick skull and script piece!

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Sponsored Artist of the Month – Amy Edwards

Amy Edwards is a UK-based tattooist that specialises in realistic portraits of celebrities, movie characters, and much more!

An artist with many strings to her bow, Amy started her career by dabbling in various art forms, including illustration, watercolour painting, gig flyers and posters, before ultimately focusing on tattooing.

Alongside being the kickass drummer of a local doom metal band, Amy honed her tattooing skills at a Kettering-based studio, where she particularly enjoyed new school, black and grey realism, and portraits.

A move to Birmingham meant putting down the sticks and picking up the needle cartridges as she took the next step in her tattooing journey by joining our sponsored studio, Dark Horse Collective.

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Working alongside such artists as Rich Harris and Jamie Lee Knott proved invaluable for Amy, as she took her skills to a whole new level, with a particular focus on creating realistic colour portraits of your favourite TV and film characters, celebrities, and a horror monster or two.

After leaving Dark Horse Collective last year, Amy undertook various guest spots at studios around the UK, including Kamil Tattoos, Fat Fugu Collective, North of Winter, and Seven Foxes Tattoo before settling down for a residency at Rendition Tattoo Studio in Nuneaton.

To create her colour realism pieces, Amy uses various supplies from Killer Ink, including a Spektra Xion tattoo machine from FK Irons, KWADRON Cartridges, and Stencil Stuff.

Make sure to follow Amy Edwards on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all of her latest work and guest spots!

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Follow Killer Beauty - Killer Ink's New PMU Brand

Introducing Killer Beauty, the younger, prettier sister of Killer Ink!

Killer Beauty will be home to everything relating to permanent make-up and micro-pigmentation, whether it's pigments, machines, microblades, you name it, they'll have it all!

There are big things to come for Killer Beauty, so make sure to click the links below and drop the pages a follow!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KillerBeautyPMU
Instagram: www.instagram.com/killerbeautypmu
Twitter: www.twitter.com/KillerBeautyPMU

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ECOTAT - Plant-Based, Eco-Friendly Products

ECOTAT is a provider of plant-based alternatives to conventional single-use plastic products used during tattooing.

ECOTAT products consist of a range of compostable and biodegradable bioplastics that are made with materials that are naturally-derived, plant-based and sustainable.

The range of ECOTAT products we stock includes barrier grip sleeves, machine covers, clip cord sleeves, surface protection sheets, and more!

Cornstarch PLA (Polylactic Acid) is the primary material used in ECOTAT's products. Compared to conventional plastics, the production of PLA uses 65% less energy and generates 68% fewer greenhouse gases.

When ECOTAT products are incinerated, much fewer greenhouse gases are emitted and they don't emit toxic fumes like their oil-based counterparts.

If you want to try out ECOTAT’s plant-based, eco-friendly products for yourself, you can get your hands on a sample pack of sample protection covers. These covers are thinner and lighter than their plastic counterparts, yet just as durable.

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