True Tubes are available at http://www.tattooeducation.com
A message from Guy Aitchison about True Tubes -
Those who've known me for a while know I've never been a big fan of disposable tattoo tubes. Although you can't beat the convenience- these days, you can get by without needing an autoclave in you are willing to use disposables- the tubes themselves have always been, in my opinion, fatally flawed. My biggest issue has been the tips themselves; plastic tips exert a different level of friction on the vibrating needle, changing its ink flow properties and altering the entire tattooing experience. With most of them, the exact angle of the tips is slightly off- an unavoidable by-product of the plastic forming process- and the number of needle group types has been limited to just the most popular basic styles. Many artists have adjusted to these differences out of convenience, but many others, myself included, have stayed with
steel tubes for the long haul for their greater variety and higher quality overall
Now, veteran tattooer and Hell City promoter Durb Morrison has created a new disposable tube that overcomes all these problems. True Tubes are the world's first hybrid plastic/steel disposable tubes, offering all the convenience without making any of the sacrifices. True Tubes come in a wide variety of styles, including different sizes of round and diamond tips along with a wider than normal range of shading tips. The steel tips are made of high quality stainless and are always brand-new- none of the wear and tear that you'll see on your non-disposable tips. And at around two bucks each, we're talking about a significant improvement in your tattooing setup at just a fraction more cost than even the cheapest disposable tubes.
Michele and I have been using True Tubes all year. I've always been skeptical about disposables, but after a power surge fried our autoclave and we faced delays in getting the replacement parts, I figured I'd try them. I've always respected Durb and knew he'd have a solid product; now after working with them for a few months, I'm impressed enough that we are carrying them at the Tattoo Education online store. True Tubes are the first steel tipped disposable tubes of their kind, and allow your machines to run at the speed they are engineered for. I recommend you try them- if you are already using plastic tubes, you'll be amazed at the improvement. If, like me, you are a steel tube fan, you'll find True Tubes to be a more than adequate replacement. We've got them in stock now at our online store.
Thanks! - Guy Aitchison / Hyperspace Studios & Tattoo Education.com