If you are just starting out and buying your first tattoo machine this is the list for you.

We have put together a list of our best picks for the basic essential equipment you will need to get started learning to tattoo.

This is your basic set up. The list includes

Nittrile Gloves {less allergenic than vinyl – better for your skin}

Black ink

Ink Caps


Tongue depressors {for extracting vaseline from pot in a sterile manner}

Palette wrap – to create a clean area for your inks

Assorted cartridge needles

Recommended tattoo machines

Stencil Machine

Transfer paper

Green Soap

Stencil Stuff

and other sundries that will help you get set up with good quality equipment.