After my colleague messed up his tattoo machine he was diving into depths of global network looking for best option either to fix or get new tattoo machine. We had this discussion about what would the best tattoo machine and what characteristics it have to have.
There are some budget options:
In a price range around 200-300euros you can get good second hand machine. It is best to buy from someone you know and someone you have seen is doing good job with it therefore you know that it works and machine will not be something to blame for if you can’t pull it off. There are also some new descent machines in that price range.
In higher price range:
In budget around 500euros you can get good brand new machine. If we are talking about first and one overall tattoo machine then it should be able to do almost anything and we came to conclusion that best machine probably would be one modern rotary machines that can work with both cartridge and regular needles and have option to adjust give.
There are different machines that work different styles of tattoo and ways of tattooing and set ups. Best thing is if you have a chance to try out machines because what works for someone might not work for you.