Shag Built

"I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself.

I started off by making my own interpretations of classic machine frames I have always admired for their form and functionality. I have added a few of my own over the years, some of which were designed with friends of mine. These machines are as reliable and well built as they are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Many of the features of the machines I make today are directly due to conversations about theory and geometry my friends and I have shared. I have also learned a tremendous amount from the feedback given to me by my customers. I continue to learn from these sources, and feel it drives me to build finer equipment all the time. I would like to take this time to thank anyone whom has ever helped me grow as a machine builder, artist, or person.

It has always been my intent to provide a quality, handmade tattoo machine that works well for people while providing good customer service. I believe it is in a tattooer’s best interest to purchase equipment that will best suit his/her needs, in other words the right tool for the job. This is most easily obtained by doing your research and talking with the builder about the specifics of the machine. This is why I mainly only build custom machines to order after communicating with the customer. Doing so allows me to get a better understanding of what each individual needs from their new machine.

I have a system for orders setup that I refer to as “The List”. All orders taken are added to the list, and I complete them in order. This is the fairest system I have come up with and is the reason there is generally a bit of a wait for a custom coil machine. Demand for my machines sometimes surpasses my available time, as I am also a working tattooer. However busy i might be, I always try to get right back to people and get their machines out in a timely manner.

There are many choices of machine builders out there today and some of them build a great machine. Others use cheap parts and don’t have years of experience and quality craftsmanship to put into their work. Equipment is an investment, one that you should be able to use and make money with. So please, treat yourself right and do your homework, be patient and make good choices. Buy good equipment from reputable builders and get what you want, a good machine.

I want to again thank you for your interest in my machines.