22 Inventive Tattoo Machine Tattoos
A machine capable of creating both beauty and pain a tattoo machine is a tattoo artists best friend and a customers love, hate associate, but whatever your feelings on the humble tattoo machine it cannot be denied that tattooing would not be where it is today without it!
The tattoo machine as we know it today is a culmination of varying creations by different notable inventors. In 1876 the great Thomas Edison patented the electric pen and the road to the tattoo machine began. Over a decade later in 1891 Samuel O'Reilly adapted Edison's invention after realizing its potential in the art of tattooing. Since O'Reilly's creation the tattoo machine has only altered slightly, with the main difference coming in how it is powered. The modern tattoo machine is something all tattoo fans are familiar with, but would you get one tattooed? if yes then check out these designs and get inspired!!