Hi. Im new to the forum, so a big hello to all. Been lurking for a while but eventually registered now. I have my own health registered basement studio in the UK and i'd consider myself to be a competent artist, and with what I would consider average ability compaired to artists in my area (better than some, as good as most, but inferior to others), but every day I yearn to learn more, so the decision was made to register and talk with knowledgeable people, because as we all know, there is a lot of bad information on the web!!!
So I thought i'd start off with a little issue that niggles me at the moment. As we all know in splatter, whether it be from the tip, or sometimes the top, of the tube can be consistent with rubber bands not holding the needle 'true' in the tube. I was just wondering whether bands generally lose their strength over long periods, resulting in a poor running machine due to needle movement, and do any of you guys change the bands during a tattoo??
Just recently i've added an extra band on my machines (Paco Rollins semi mag liner, and a Paco rollins brass j frame shader) To try and reduce this issue when it occurs. The Rollins machines seem to require more volts than im used to, and because of this I have my suspicion that when the bands lose strength the power of the machine on higher volts is causing the needle to rattle in the tube rather than stay true at the back of tip.
I aint had the machines long and I love them, but I
Just wondered if any of you guys have had this issue and how you rectified it??