Different Types of Rotary Tattoo Machines Explained

Rotary tattoo machines are becoming more and more popular in the industry these past couple of years. With popularity comes diversity and today, there are many different types of rotary tattoo machines available. The main types are the Direct Drive, Armature Bar Guided, Linear Action and Swashdrive. These 4 main types seem to form the…

Tattoo machine - Wikipedia

Rotary tattoo machine: A exenter-rotary tattoo machine, invented in 1978 by Manfred Kohrs of Germany. Rotary tattoo machines were the original machines, based on rotary technology, which was invented by Samuel O'Reilly and improved by the tattoo artists through the years. Rotary type machines use an electric motor to drive the needles.…