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Long Stroke 10 Volt Shader Blue Steel

10 volt, long stroke shader tattoo machine.

Long Stroke 10 Volt Shader Blue Steel

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Dave Hill from Karnak, Illinois is a veteran tattoo artist, a craftsman, and a patriot. Hill came up in the ranks 25 years ago under the mentorship of Ray Youngman and Jerry Rigger, the latter of whom had been making the old P Rogers style tattoo machines, something that piqued Hill’s interest. Eventually, Hill began making the machines as well, and so began his love for the craft. “Just like a cabinet maker builds cabinets, like any craftsman that does anything for a professional function, it’s to make it right. To make the machine do what it’s supposed to do.” Hill says his machines have improved exponentially since he started making them, yet he also acknowledges the passion beyond the skillset, the love that goes into it, “the time and the hand behind a good machine.”

100% American made. The frame is 10-18 steel. The coils (what Hill says is the most important part) are hand wound and made of special material that Hill sources locally. The springs, cut by hand. “When people call me up and tell me they’ve used my machine for ten years, after it’s put on 20,000 tattoos, I’m like Yea... that’s a good product.”

A solid machine to be used for color work. Made in the USA by hand with love and dedication.