We are proud to introduce the 3rd Generation Inkstar Apprentice Tattoo Kit with Convention Carrying Case and Truecolor 40 color ink set. The crowning glory of our new 3rd Generation Inkstar tattoo machines is the huge reduction in operating voltage requirements. Compared to other tattoo machines in the same price range, 3rd Gen Inkstar’s require about 2-3 volts less to engage and run. Every part of this package from the type of machines to the type of tubes is the brain child of a team of experienced industry veterans. In addition to everything that comes with this package, we include the Hildbrandt Tattoo Training DVD, the Tattoo Crash Course 101 Guide and the professionally produced Holy Flash 6000 tattoo flash design CD to get you started. This is an excellent learning platform that will give you all the essential items you need to begin a journey of learning and discovery in the tattooing world! There is a 6 month warranty that covers all hardware for these kits, consumables are not covered. Check out great tattoos done by artists using Inkstar and Hildbrandt tattoo equipment!
Our 3rd Generation Inkstar tattoo machines feature standardized AWG 24 gauge wire, the coils are wound tight and compact allowing for a maximally efficient magnetic field. The 3rd Generation Inkstar’s can engage at as low as 5.6 Volts (with proper tuning) and can run optimally at as low as 6.3 Volts. Comparatively, machines of a similar price class tend to engage at 7 to 8 volts and won’t run optimally until 8 to even 11 volts.
The springs and coils for all of the 3rd generation Inksar’s are custom designed specifically for their liner or shader designation. The liners use a short and thin front spring and a set of 8 wrap tightly wound compact coils with 47uf 50V capacitor that allows for speed and accuracy. The shaders utilize a long and wide front spring and 10 wrap tightly wound compact coils with 47uf 50V capacitor that allows for a softer and slower machine suited for shading and coloring. The coil cores are made of solid blackened iron and each coil assembly are wrapped in a textured design heat insulating rubber sheath.
Our goal to reduce the operating voltage combined with quality parts and engineering design have produced an excellent budget friendly machine that can perform near to high performance machines. Okay, so it won’t outperform a $400 Aaron Cain, however, when performing against other machines in the same price class, our 3rd Generation Inkstar’s will blow them out of the water.
WARNING: This kit contains items that can be used to tattoo human skin. This setup is designed for people to learn how to tattoo by practising on mediums like practice skin, pigs skin and thick skinned fruits. Human skin is NOT a practising medium and tattoos are PERMANENT, so if you do not have any experience or qualifications to do skin work, DO NOT use the items in this kit to perform a tattoo. If you are serious about becoming a professional tattoo artist, a proper apprenticeship with a professional tattoo studio is the time honoured way of becoming one. This kit will not make you a professional tattoo artist overnight but it will give you the tools you need to learn and practice to become one.
Tattoo Kit Components Checklist
1. Cyclone, 8 wrap LINER
2. Yankee, 10 wrap SHADER
3. Gambler, 10 wrap PACKER
4. Lancer dual machine power supply
5. Clip cord x 2
6. Foot pedal
7. Ink cups pack
8. Gunmetal ink cup holder
9. Ink Cups
10. O rings pack
11. Grommets pack
12. Rubber bands pack
13. Hildbrandt Premium Needles: 3RL x 5, 5RL x 5, 7RL x 5, 3RS x 5, 5RS x 5, 7RS x 5, 7M1 x 5, 7M2 x 5, 5RM x 5, 7RM x 5
14. Aluminum grip with tube stem x 2
15. Stainless steel tips set (7 pcs set)
16. Pre-sterilized disposable tubes/tips (12 pcs set)
17. Transfer paper x 3
18. Tips cleaning brush set
19. Machine adjustment Spanner
20. Practice skin
21. Ink bottle/squeeze bottle
22. Tattoo Pen
23. Disposable razor x 3
24. Hildbrandt Tattoo Training DVD
25. Tattoo Crash Course 101
26. Holy Flash 6000 Design CD
27. Hildbrandt VIP Membership 7% Discount Card
28. Truecolor 40 color ink set
29. Convention Carrying Case
Product Code: TKI3CC40
Tanya C Nagy –
Hi. I live in a small town. I was wondering what it would cost to ship this kit to Saskatchewan, Canada? Also, when it comes to placing orders, do you accept Visa Debit? Please respond by email, thanks.
Nancy L. –
Thank you for your inquiry. The full quote including shipping to you is below:
No. Item Remove Quantity Amount (USD)
1. TKI3CC40 Apprentice C + Case w/40 Truecolor 64.99
We do accept Visa Debit cards but we have noticed that some Canadian bank’s visa debit does not work on our website. We are not sure which bank they are but we have had notification of this. You can get around that if you have Paypal. You do need to load the card onto paypal before making the purchase.
Hi i ordered this kit a few days ago and was reading up on the ink it comes with, is this truecolor ink really just for practice and prone to fading?? I just got an apprenticeship and i don’t want my first few tattoos coming out crappy.
Nancy L. –
Thank you for your inquiry. It is true. The Truecolor ink sets are labeled “for practice”. This is to discourage people from buying a tattoo kit & tattooing people without proper training & practice. A tattoo is permanent, without practice or an apprenticeship, no one should be doing skin work. Our kits are designed for practicing, that is why we include such warnings, learning material and practicing components. The ink itself is not dangerous, it is composed of pigment, glycerin and alcohol (same with any other tattoo ink). Our most economically priced tattoo ink is minimum $4.50 per bottle at retail. So as you can imagine, an 20/ 40 bottle set that comes in a tattoo kit for much less than what tattoo ink would normally cost, is not going to be awesome tattoo ink and will not give a bright, vivid tattoo.
im glad i read the comment before i order i awnted a good kit for practcing and true to word da kit is runnin fine
the guns work real nice i laid down some ink with it
i say buy this kit and buy sum ink too
So when I got this kit I was very excited to try out tattooing and when I did my first tattoo the colors wouldn’t stay in. I was very frustrated and after a while I called their customer service to find out why it wasn’t going in. The guy on the phone said I shouldn’t be tattooing blah blah blah and said I should be practicing on pig skin or something, I was like dude, just tell me why your crappy guns and needles aren’t working right. He wouldn’t go into much detail about how to do it and the videos aren’t that great. If you are looking to do tattoos, don’t buy this kit, it won’t help you.
Sorry for the issues experienced but I stand by what our customer service said in that you should not be tattooing yourself or anyone without first doing a lot of practice or more preferably after you have undergone a proper apprenticeship. The ink was not staying in the skin, as we explained, because you were not allowing enough depth to the needle to penetrate into the inner layer of skin where the ink is supposed to be deposited.
A few things that should be mentioned are the razors are crap, I would not shave my cat with them much less myself. The gloves are a joke, what are they meant to fit, a chinese person? I am not sure if I would trust these inks because they look defnitely chinese. The rest of the kit was alright, I think I am going to need to change out the coils on these guns, I don’t think they will be able to push any big mags.
Shannon Nelson –
Never got it