A tattoo machine is a device which is used for a permanent marking of the indelible ink into the skin. Modern tattoo machines are made up of electromagnetic coils, which move an armature bar up and down in order to push ink into the skin with the help of the needle.
There are many types of tattoo machines, linear and shader tattoo machines are the most common type of machines. Many more types are covered below.
Shader tattoo machine: It is basically used to shade dark or equivalent to black ink. The saturation level of shader tattoo machine is low so other colors also used in this type of machine.
Pneumatic tattoo machine: It was invented by tattoo artist Carson Hill in 2000. Pneumatic tattoo machine powered by an air compressor, and its weight is very light.The pressurized air is used to drive the needles up and down.