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Topical Anesthetics - What You Need to Know

Read in English Leer en Español Topical Anesthetics - What You Need to Know Topical anesthetics are typically used to numb the surface of the skin to relieve minor pain or itching. They are commonly used by physicians during minor dermatological and cosmetic procedures, and can also be used during body modification procedures, such as tattooing and body piercing. Many topical anesthetics available both by prescription and over the counter are highly effective when used properly. However, side effects can and will occur if the different chemical compositions of each anesthetic are not taken...

Symbeos Rotary System & Tattoo Machines

When two companies who share a passion for the industry come together and have the ability to design and manufacture only the highest quality tools for it, you get a rotary machine like no other. Symbeos is the product of the collaborative efforts between full service tattoo equipment and Eikon Device based in Ontario, Canada and HM Tools & Dye based in Madrid, Spain. Symbeos is the first of its kind – a fully versatile rotary tattoo machine with the adaptability of a coil machine. Learn more about the Symbeos Rotary System in this article...

CTPS Saveria Tattoo Machines

Rick Saveria's tattoo machine company, CTPS Saveria, has been hand-crafting premium tattoo machines in Argentina for over 37 years. The company is an industry leader that's widely recognized as the premier South American tattoo machine builder. Each CTPS Saveria tattoo machine is handmade using the highest-quality materials available. Their machines run exceptionally well out of the box, and they operate powerfully at very low voltages. Learn about all the coil and rotary tattoo machines CTPS Saveria offers in this article...

Important Tattoo Medical Supplies to Keep on Hand

It's important to keep your tattoo shop stocked with all the tattoo medical supplies needed to prep and modify clients--things like antiseptics, skin cleansers, tattoo bandages, and disinfectants. If you're just getting started and looking for a comprehensive list of tattoo medical supplies to keep on hand, download our Tattoo Medical Supply Checklist. You can also read through this article to compare tattoo medical supply options and follow the links provided to purchase tattoo medical supplies for your shop at wholesale prices...

Tattoo Anesthetic Options

Some people say that getting a tattoo is all about the pain, but there are plenty of people who desperately want a tattoo and hesitate because they're concerned about their ability to handle the pain factor. Fortunately, there's a solution that levels the playing field and makes it so that even those with low pain thresholds can get tattooed comfortably: tattoo anesthetic sprays, numbing creams and anesthetic gels. Learn how tattoo anesthetic options work, which ones we carry and the benefits of each in this article...

How to Display & Sell Your Art

Making a great living as an artist can be tough unless you're really well known and your art is highly sought after. Fortunately, whether you're a tattoo artist, a painter or another type of artist, you now have more ways than ever to supplement the income you make from your original artwork thanks to our Limitless products. We offer a wide variety of options for displaying and selling your artwork in unique ways that are sure to appeal to your fans. Learn about our custom printed marketing materials, signs, personalized products, and other customized products in this article...

Guide to Replacing Coil Tattoo Machine Parts

Let's talk about parts, baby. Let's talk about you and... your coil tattoo machine! Before you ever begin tattooing with it, you're going to need to make some adjustments. The longer you use your coil machine, the more likely you are to need to replace at least one part, if not several. In this guide, we'll walk you through identifying the major components of your coil tattoo machine and how to replace each critical part as needed. We'll also tell you where you can find all the coil machine parts and tools you'll need to make adjustments to your machine...

How to Use a Thermal Copier to Print Tattoo Stencils

Tattoo thermal copiers and thermal tattoo printers are helpful tools for creating tattoo stencils. In this article, we teach you how to use the two types of thermal printers/copiers we offer--Precision tattoo thermal copiers and ReproFX Spirit Pocketjet Burner thermal printers. We provide lists of the tools you'll need to use each type of tattoo stencil printer, written instructions and demo videos explaining how to use each piece of equipment, and suggested related products from our Tattoo Flash, Stencils & Accessories section...

History of Body Modification

As long as man has roamed the earth, we've continuously searched for new ways to enhance our physical appearances, express our individuality, mark milestones, celebrate life achievements, commemorate loved ones lost, heal our minds and bodies, and grow spiritually. All of these factors and more have compelled people to modify themselves in a variety of ways since time immemorial. Some of the earliest forms of body modification included body piercings, tattoos and scarification designs. Learn more about the history of each of these body modification forms and others in this article...