My preferred way of tuning & running-in:
As previous mentioned with the Luckys Museum "Hugo" Machine, I have my own preferred way for testing & tuning Machines.
All of the running-in for these Machines is very kindly being done by the guys at Eternal Ink in Berwick, so once again I give a really Big Thanks to them.
Currently the aim is to get a minimum of 5 Hrs of "tattooing time" clocked up on each individual Machine.
A number of different Needle patterns will be used, so as to put each of the Machines through it's paces.
They'll also be applied to a variety of different work styles, including Tribal, Solid Color, Realistic Black / Wash.
With this batch of Machines containing Orders for both Liners & Magnums, it has allowed the guys the option of using 1 x large Tattoo to be able to run-in 2 x Machines.
This has resulted in several Machines having already clocked up a good number of Hrs & so they'll shortly be off to their "new homes".