Every day we utilize technology in our lives and whether we love or loathe it, it’s undeniable that it’s changed the way we do things. One place you might start to see or experience some more of these changes is at the tattoo shop. Aside from the obvious advances in tattoo machines and power supplies, here’s three new products out there that fuse innovative ideas and technology to make the tattoo experience for both client and artist, a smoother one.
Designed by tattooer, Liz Cook, Quick Caps are every tattooers new best friend. Not only does this cut down set up time, but they also don’t tip over when bumped, are designed to prevent spilling into other caps when overfilled, and if you don’t need all 50, you can simply snip off the portion that you need and save the rest since their stackable design makes for easy storage! They’re currently being used by artists, Rich Pineda, Timmy B, Kelly Doty, Sarah Miller, and of course, Liz Cook.
Tattoo Release Forms App
Some states require tattooers to hang onto release forms for their clients for up to SEVEN years, creating an exponential amount of paperwork taking up space and making it an organization nightmare. Keeping track of all that paperwork when you’re a traveling artist makes this even more difficult.. until now. Tattooer and app developer, Conan Lea, created Tattoo Release Forms. A completely digital way of providing and saving release forms for clients.
Also made available for piercers, you can easily customize your health and legal clauses based on your state’s laws and/or personal preference. Returning clients can pull up their old form, verify that no information has changed, and sign, making it a hassle free process. The files on the iPad/tablet as well as the files you back up to the cloud are encrypted to protect your client’s information. And no Wi-Fi? No problem! Your files will upload to the cloud as soon as you reconnect to a signal and open the app. They’ve truly thought of everything when it comes to making a seamless application for tattooers and clients to use!
Visit the website or watch this quick tutorial to learn more about the app.
Spirit Pocketjet Thermal Printer
Spirit teamed up with Brother to develop a portable, easy to use thermal printer that’s perfect for the traveling tattoo artist. This lightweight, battery powered printer allows artists to easily connect to laptops or handheld devices with a USB cord and print highly detailed images onto thermal paper. This eliminates the need for hand-drawn stencils or using a bulky, expensive 3M Thermofax for tattoo stencils.
For more information on the Pocketjet printer check out their website or watch this quick video.