Tattoo Machines - Rotary, Coil, Pen & Custom Machines

Kingpin offers a huge range of tattoo machines and parts, ensuring you'll find exactly what you need for your tattoo setup. Whether you're after the latest models, classic designs, or something custom-made, we've got you covered. We carry a variety of tattoo pens, coil machines, rotary machines, custom machines, and permanent makeup (PMU) machines, so you're sure to find the perfect fit for your style.

Check out our selection of top brands like Critical, Bishop, Inkjecta, Cheyenne, FK Irons, and more. If you're looking for something that is one-of-kind, browse our custom and handmade tattoo machine collection. You are guaranteed to find your next favorite tattoo machine with the comfort, quality, and look you're searching for at Kingpin. Read More...

Main Types of Tattoo Machines

Kingpin offers two main types of tattoo machines, coil and rotary:

  • Coil tattoo machines are the traditional style of tattoo machines that rely on electromagnetic coils to drive the needles in an up-and-down motion. They are valued for their durability, accuracy, and flexibility in creating different line thicknesses and shading effects. Compared to rotary machines, coil machines tend to be heavier and noisier.

  • Rotary tattoo machines utilize a compact electric motor to power the needle movement. They are lighter in weight, generate less noise, and are generally more user-friendly compared to coil machines. These machines are ideal for intricate line work and for filling areas with color.

The best type of tattoo machine for you depends on your needs and preferences. If you are a beginner, a rotary machine may be a good option because it is easier to use. If you are a more experienced artist, you may prefer a coil machine because it offers more versatility.

How Much Does a Tattoo Machine Cost?

The price of tattoo machines can vary significantly based on several factors, including brand, quality, features, and the materials used. On average, a high-quality professional tattoo machine can range from $300 to over $1,300 or more!

Here's a breakdown of the cost you can expect for different types of tattoo machines:

  • Basic tattoo machine: Sometimes known as a “tattoo gun”, you can find a basic tattoo machine for around $100, but these are not recommended for professional use. They may not be made with high-quality materials and could break easily.
  • Mid-range tattoo machine: Depending on the machine style, a mid-range tattoo machine will cost between $300 and $800. These machines are more reliable and durable, and they can be used for a variety of tattoo styles and techniques. 
  • High-end tattoo machine: High-end tattoo machines can cost $1300 or more.These machines are made with the highest quality materials and components, and they offer the best performance and reliability.

Kingpin offers a broad selection of tattoo machines across various price points, including the Prime Pen, Bishop Power Wand, and Critical Torque.

Best Tattoo Machine for Beginners

Selecting the best tattoo machine for beginners depends on several factors, such as ease of use, versatility, reliability, and budget. Here are some key features for beginners to consider while looking for their first machine.

  • Adjustability: Look for machines with adjustable settings, allowing you to control the needle depth, speed, and power.
  • Comfort: Lighter machines with ergonomic grips are more comfortable for beginners to use.
  • Quality and Reliability: Select machines from reputable brands with a track record of durability and customer support.

Contact Kingpin’s knowledgeable Customer Service Team if you have more specific questions about tattoo machines at 855.546.4746.