Dormouse is a leading Italian company in the tattoo industry, manufacturing and selling professional tattoo equipment that is 100% Made in Italy.
Their products are designed to best serve the tattooing community.
For over 15 months, Dormouse has been the official partner of Milano Tattoo School, a partnership that allows us to exclusively receive all the tools and products used in our tattoo courses, promoting excellence and creativity during training.
Among these tools are traditional tattoo machines. In the world of tattooing, there are various types of tattoo machines, but the most traditional and widely used ones are:
- Coil Tattoo Machines
- Rotary Tattoo Machines
These two types of traditional tattoo machines operate differently due to their internal mechanics.
Coil tattoo machines use a system of electromagnetic coils that move a metal bar. This bar is equipped with needles that penetrate the skin and deposit pigment into the dermis.
Coil machines allow for better needle penetration into the skin, making them ideal for creating lines or tattoos with particularly bold strokes that require deeper incisions.
In particular, Dormouse coil machines are characterized by CNC-machined iron frames, which are quite large and heavy to support the coils, hand-wound with high-quality copper wire, contact screws, and the metal bar onto which the needle is mounted.
Rotary tattoo machines, on the other hand, are powered by an electric motor that continuously and smoothly moves the needles.
They are easy to handle, require minimal maintenance, and are perfect for shading and filling work.
Dormouse rotary machines are characterized by smaller and lighter frames (usually made of aluminum), designed to support only the electric motor and the eccentric onto which the needle is mounted.
There is no one machine that is better than the other.
To choose the most suitable one and achieve excellent results, it depends on the type of work to be done and the tattoo artist’s preference and technique.