The first thing to consider when buying a tattoo kit is the essential tools. These include, the tattoo machine, a power supply that features a foot switch combined with the main power unit that connects to the tattoo machine, ink and needles, cup holders, stencils, gloves and sterilization equipment.
If you are opting for an intermediate or advanced tattoo kit, ensure it comes with two machines, one for applying lines and another for shading. If on the other hand you want a beginner kit, it should come with practice skins.
Another important consideration is the needles. They should be high quality and since there is a high chance that you will be using the same needles on different clients, you need to also have sterilizing equipment. The tubes in the needles should also be disposed after every use.
Go for a kit with high quality ink. It will maintain its shade for longer. Second another thing to always consider is the variety of colors. Clients prefer to choose their own shades and having a kit that comes with different ink colors is the best choice.
As far as the tattoo gun is concerned, it should be nothing less than high quality. Lower quality guns become corroded easily. The best material construction is either stainless steel, iron or aluminum.
Sterile gloves will help protect you from infections. When tattooing, punctured skin will obviously bleed and it’s important to ensure that you are protected. Latex gloves are the best. They should be disposed off after each use and therefore the best kit will come with plenty of gloves. If not consider buying latex gloves separately
With tattoo kits, quality should be observed. You want to stay away from low quality products that produce less than ideal results and break down easily.