Whether you are a beginning tattoo artist or have advanced experience in body art you will need to source tattoo supplies and one of the easiest ways to do this is by shopping online. Buying tattoo supplies online saves you valuable time that you could otherwise spend tattooing your customers.
If you are relatively new to the career of tattoo artist you may prefer to buy your tattoo supplies in tattoo kits. These will contain everything you need to do tattooing, so you won't miss anything like you might if you were ordering each thing by itself. Tattoo kits contain the tattoo machine, needles, inks, practice skin and power supply. They may even contain the basic medical supplies needed in tattooing. If buying a tattoo kit be sure you know exactly what it contains before you place it in that shopping cart.
You will have to decide between disposable tips or stainless steel ones. The latter will need some way of sterilising and this is usually done with an autoclave machine. Such machines are not inexpensive so if you are just starting out you may find disposables a better choice. However, many tattoo artists feel that disposables do not give the same quality tattoo as stainless steel.
When you buy tattoo kits online it is possible to access many different suppliers, so you will need to compare their prices and brands to see which you prefer. You will also need to compare freight charges, look at the returns policy and guarantees and ensure that you deal with a reputable company who will answer any queries you may have promptly and efficiently.
Having a hard copy catalogue mailed to you is also good as you can read it during your few spare moments, so that when you have time to go online you know exactly what to order.