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The step to making a tattoo gun

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Friday 13 December, 2013 Written by tattoodiy

It is obvious that the tattoo has becoming a fashion for the people, who purse to tattoo on their body in order to show the individual characters. Many people choose to go to the tattoo shop for a tattoo image. There are few people have a idea to tattoo for themself, but they do not have the own tattoo gun. So i would like to give you some instructions for the people who want to make a tattoo gun by themself. The making processing include ten steps to learn. I will try my best to give you a clear and brief state.

1. Remove the eraser from a mechanical pencil and cut it in half.

2. Punch a hole all the way through the center of the eraser with a thin nail or a large needle.

3. Cut a 2 to 3-inch section of bailing wire or 11-gauge guitar string to act as the needle. Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to bend one end of the "needle" into a 90-degree angle.
4. Take an electric toothbrush and separate the brush head from the motor body. The metal shaft the brush head was attached to is now exposed
5. Insert the straight end of the needle through the hole in the eraser. Slide it to the other end so it rests on the small, bent portion.
6. Push the hole in the eraser firmly over the exposed metal shaft of the toothbrush motor base. The bent portion of the needle is now between the eraser and the motor base. The long portion of the needle and the metal shaft of the motor base should both rise up through the hole in the eraser.
7. Separate the tip of the mechanical pencil from the pencil body. Insert the needle through the tip, sliding the tip down the needle until it rests against the eraser.
8. Tape the pencil tip to the eraser with duct tape. Align the tip with the toothbrush motor body so the needle is perfectly straight.
9. Clip the needle with a pair of wire cutters at a 45-degree angle so it is as sharp as it can be. Clip it short enough so it dips beneath the edge of the pencil tip when the motor is on.
10. Practice using your new tattoo gun by dipping the needle in ink and tattooing a piece of fruit such as an orange or banana. Get yourself accustomed to the look and feel of the instrument.

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