The ” Terminator and Renegade ” Rotary tattoo machines.
This is the Story.
Let me introduce myself, I am Paulo Cruzes and I build Tattoo machines, all sorts of machines.
This seed that has germinated in my mind permits me to see those machines with 2 motors, with all my years of engineering, experience and skills this allows me to envision it, I can see it like in a quiet bright day when the water is crystal clear, I can touch it, ear it, feel it, through all my senses, but how many dreams have been buried because a man did not take the time and courage to pursue on it, such is the tragedy of many a man.
I just made those twin motors machines in April 2012, I cut out the frame direct of a block of aircraft aluminum, draw all the parts to fit in, made all the perfect adjustments, fitting 2 Maxon motors from Switzerland on it, perfectly adjusted and fitted with 2 motors the smoothness of the machine is just amazing, so smooth, smooth and powerful at a very lower voltage than any other machines, this is a great achievement because it create much less trauma on the skin, and the weight of the machine is only 120 grams, this machine is just superb and today I have the feeling of deja vu.
Today is the 29 August 2012, at this time this machine is still under trial with various tattoo artists, because the feedback is very important to fix or change things, to improve things it takes a team work, I need to listen to each and everyone and analyze the comments.
I have made several machines with different strokes to find out what is the best stroke, it will take up to a year to know what is the most preferable stroke among the artists, bear in mind that every individual works and prefer different settings, but there is a range and limit to work from shortest to longest strokes and I am experimenting within those parameters, strokes variations can slow or speed the machine, and hits the skin smoother or harder depending on the length, these machines have an adjusting spring build inside the frame, it allows to cushion the way the needles will hit the skin.
So far this machine with 2 motors Rock…
” Rock N Roll.”
Paulo Cruzes London 29 August 2012
This is the Story.
First trial I left the machine running and running, pushing it up to max voltage, after few hours the noises start to appear and some parts are giving up, not to worry because that’s normal, some parts are to weak and cannot take it, I will make stronger parts and stronger bearings and stronger everything, because this machine must be extra strong and sound, and it will be.
29 August 2012
-Now the parts have been upgraded they are strong and reliable and instantly this rotary tattoo machine becomes epic, it is a pure uncut 100% Rock N Roll Super strong and powerfully smooth mean and lean rotary tattoo machine.
” Legend “
30 August 2012
I posted this picture awhile ago on Paulo Cruzes London Facebook, somebody commented on it saying that I looked like in the movie the Exorcist, holding the crucifix, well…Anyway here is the picture.
-The Exorcist “
Delphine Noiztoy resident tattoo artist at Divine Canvas London.
The photos of Delphine the ” French bird ” were taken on Sunday 29 July 2012 at Divine Canvas London.
Interview about the shotgun.
First of all it’s been requested that I introduce myself.
My name is Delphine noiztoy, 24, from the south of France, I’m working as resident tattoo artist in Divine Canvas, London, uk.
Usually my work is really refined micro-dots, mainly Art nouveau and realism.. but i really enjoy heavy black work too, maybe due to my french roots and the particularly strong influence of the french tattoo community new style so called “graphik”, i don’t know, or maybe it’s cause I’m surrounded by body piercers that want full black sleeves and body suit! ahaha
Talking about Black sleeve, the other day one of my friend, Paul Morris (founder of Glory holes body- jewellery) asked me to work on his arms, full heavy black, no fucking about! and simultaneously, Paulo came to the shop, all glorious and noisy about his new creation… and that’s the moment where the “Shotgun” appeared in our hands!
At the start we were all dubitative i think, really odd looking rotary machine! “2 motors?! WTF?!”, was the exact words of most of the people present..
Paulo kept mumbling and stammering of excitement about all the goodness of the hybrid monster; so i took his words and asked for trying it out (before anybody else! ahahaha Xed and Matt… that was for Agincourt!)
The first impression, in hands, still fairly light like most of rotaries but with a bit more of consistency, really comfy to hold and move.. i felt straight away something with that machine, like if we were gonna be real friends!
Then i turn the power on and pressed the pedal.. ooooohhhh f***ing lovely thing Mr Cruzes had put between my fingers! he told me to run it quite fast but opted for a low 5.5V and with an extremely light and aerial movement started to ink my dear mad friend with that good ol’ 23 curved mag!
The ink went straight in, without effort or brutality, a black blacker than the night! in about an hour the underarm, shoulder and edge of the armpit were done; swelling was minimal, bleeding as well and the boy was real glad!
I ordered one of those gem straight away to Paulo!!
the day after i received a text from Paul which said exactly : “That machine is a Fucking god send. my arm isn’t as swollen as a coil machine. And i haven’t taken any painkillers and its fine, no need to take them. just a tad tender when i lift my arm up. and my armpit is perfect, no pain or discomfort.. its fucking awesome! thank you so much in so happy. xxx”
He came down Divine about a week later and this black… OH MY DAYS! just perfect! nearly done peeling off, and looking fab!
So if I’ve got to give my humble point of view on the shotgun… i would say, to use with precaution, the baby is gentle but can be a redoubtable monster, for the people that know what they’re doing and definitely not to put in the wrong hands.. a bit like a pit bull.. it can be an amazing softy until it find the wrong owner!
Thanks to Paulo Cruzes, im waiting for my own little one… and Paul doesn’t want to get tattooed with anything else anymore!!
Delphine Noiztoy, voila l’article xxxx 17/08/12
30 August 2012
-New copper plated Renegade rotary revealed, Private Collection.
-New Brass plated Renegade rotary revealed, Private Collection.
-Copper Plated Terminator revealed, Private Collection.
31 August 2012
Photo made by my mate ” Woody Ridlemethis ”
Twin motors thumb screw, renegade and terminator rotary tattoo machines.
Brass plated terminator “Limited Edition Only”
Terminator Copper plated & Renegade Brass plated.