Awesome Slow-Mo Video Shows How a Tattoo Machine Works

Feb 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm / Author:

Here are the mechanics of getting inked!

We all love getting tattoos, but not every ink-enthusiast knows the mechanics of the process. Sure, we all know that there is a motor, needles, and ink involved, but I’m willing to bet that most of us don’t know the differences between coil and rotary machines. Okay, maybe you do… But either way, this educational and beautiful video from Smarter Every Day shows just how a tattoo machine works and what it looks like to tattoo skin up close and personal at over 3,000 frames per second.

Up close tattoo process Smarter Every Day

Source: Youtube @Smarter Every Day

This video shows the science behind your tattoos!

Want to learn more about your ink?
SEE THE VIDEO!