Tattoo Information

How to Use the PreSynergy Tattoo System

Painful Pleasures' new PreSynergy tattoo grips and tips combine high-quality component parts, affordable prices and flexibility to give you the ultimate in disposable tattoo tubes. Instead of storing or toting bulky disposable tattoo tubes equipped with every tip style you could possibly need, simplify your life with our PreSynergy tattoo system. Just pair our PreSynergy tattoo tube and grip units with your choice of tips to create a truly synergistic tattooing tool that conforms to your needs in the moment...

How Coil Tattoo Machine Springs Work

Normally the mental image of a spring is a spiraled coil that you can compress, release and literally see spring back upward. When it comes to tattoo machines, though, springs aren't coils and coils aren't springs! Learn what coil tattoo machine springs look like, what they do, how they attach to an armature bar, what role they play in creating the circuit that drives a coil tattoo machine, why they come in different shapes and thicknesses, and more in this article...

History of Tattoos

The tradition of tattooing oneself to commemorate life achievements, heal the body, expand the mind, memorialize loved ones, and enhance one's physical appearance is as old as mankind itself and permeates nearly every culture around the globe. Its prevalence in mainstream culture today is stronger and more wide-spread than ever. How did tattooing progress from its simple origins, when tattoos consisted of dots and lines hammered into skin with crude tools and dyes, to the highly-regarded art form it is today? Read all about the rich history of tattoos in this article...

Intenze Bottles & Black Caps - 2015 Update

In 2015, Intenze made the bold new move of introducing new bottles and black caps to enhance the tattoo artist experience when using Intenze Products. In addition to upgrading the bottles and caps, Intenze now offers a 12oz size in both Zuper Black and Intenze Cleanze.

Tattoo Supplies

There are so many different types and brands of tattoo supplies to choose from that it can be overwhelming even for seasoned tattoo artists to figure out which supplies to buy. In this article, we highlight the tattoo supplies that every tattoo artist needs most as well as some of the top brands available to give you a solid overview of your options and help you choose the right tattoo supplies to add to your collection.

Accessories for Coil Tattoo Machines

If you prefer working with coil tattoo machines over rotary machines, then it's important to know what parts and accessories are available to you so that you can get the most out of your machine. We carry a broad range of parts you can use to enhance, fix or even build your own coil tattoo machine--things ranging from machine frames to springs, binding posts to contact screws, special grips to unique replacement coils, and much more. Learn about all the coil tattoo machine parts and accessories available to you in this article...

Tattoo Machine Coil Basics

If you're a coil tattoo machine user, you may think you know everything there is to know about coil machines. But what about the coils themselves? What are they made of and what role do they play in the functioning of your coil tattoo machine? We cover the basics of tattoo machine coils in this informative article for coil tattoo machine users and others who want to understand coil machines better before investing in one...

Stigma Rotary Amen Tattoo Machines

The Amen tattoo machine is an exceptional new machine designed by Stigma-Rotary® that gives tattoo artists unparalleled control while they work. The Amen machine features a new hex drive system that allows tattoo artists to change between three different strokers to alter the motor's cycle. This flexibility allows tattoo artists to choose exactly how much time their tattoo needles spend in the skin versus in the machine's tube during each cycle. Learn more about this state-of-the-art tattoo machine and the Stigma-Rotary® family of products in this article...

Precision Tattoo Supplies

If you're looking for tattoo supplies that will yield great results affordably, then Precision is the brand for you. Precision is a Painful Pleasures brand that encompasses a wide variety of medical and tattoo supplies that you use every day to do your job--things like tattoo needles, tattoo tubes, tips and grips, medical tape, and much more. Learn all about the Precision tattoo supplies we offer and the benefits of each here...

The Most Painful Places to Get a Tattoo

Learn about the parts of the body where tattooing tends to be most painful and how to minimize your discomfort if you really want to have one of these sensitive areas tattooed. This article also discusses how particular nerves and bones make certain areas of the body the most painful places to get a tattoo.