In 1891, Samuel O’Reilly patented an electric tattoo machine. Since then, there have been many modifications, but the act of putting ink into skin remains the same and just as magical. Saltwater Tattoo Supply only carries the best Tattoo Machines and Tattoo Machine Hardware available. The art of building tattoo machines passed on from generation to generation still remains a sacred craft. All the machines builders you see here are a great example of that lineage, they put great time and care into each and every machine they make, carrying on this tradition.