“Simply the Best Rotary Tattoo Machine… Period”

Bishop Rotary is an American company located in Orange County, California. Bishop is owned by Franco Vescovi who created the company and tattoo machine in 2009. Franco has been tattooing for 20 years and has been using rotary tattoo machines for over 14 years. He made his first direct drive rotary machine 18 years ago with his older brother. Franco founded the company based on what he felt some traditional tattoo machines lack and that was consistency, efficiency, and power.

Finally you can tattoo for hours without risking carpal tunnel syndrome or injuring your wrist due to its lightweight, consistent, and low vibration feel. Many people who experience wrist pain due to using heavy tattoo machines are now able to tattoo pain free.

Franco along with a small staff of employees work to hand-build some of the best machines in the tattoo industry.

 He's hired some of the best engineers to bring his ideas to life and to give you a truly hand crafted tattoo machine. The Bishop Rotary is a machine built by a tattoo artist for tattoo artists. Its been used by several of the best artists in the industry such as Steve Soto, Jose Lopez, Dan Marshal, Tim Kern, Joe Capobianco and many others.

The hype is real and this machine will change the way you tattoo for the better.

Behind the Bishop

Consistency Equals Precision 

Bishop Rotary Tattoo Machines – These wonderfully made tattoo machines weigh 3.8 ounces and have a balanced ERGO-design that are made in a way that the weight is mathematically formatted to flow with the weight of the tube, thus giving an overall feel of weightlessness. This design has helped many artists with wrist pain issues and carpal tunnel syndrome cramps, allowing them to work hours longer than they could have previously.

The Bishop Rotary is made using billet aircraft aluminum on state of the art 5 AXIS CNC machines for ultimate precisionand then hand polished, insuring tight tolerances and excellent finishes. Each machine is hand assembled to insure precise fit and function. Each Bishop Rotary tattoo machine is anodized to aircraft industry standards, both for finish and wear resistance in friction areas. We only use Swiss made MAXON motors to generate a linear motion of the needle. The Bishop Rotary tattoo machine utilizes a “double sized Needle Clip” eliminating the old standard rubber band to create the down force on the needle. The clip holds the needle in place and eliminates any lateral motion in the needle. This allows the artist to pick away at those ultra fine details!

For color packing and shading: run the machine between 7.5 – 8.5 volts depending on your hand speed and style. For lining, run the machines between 8 – 9 volts depending on your hand speed and style.

Determine what feels right to you as an artist and remember like with anything it will take a little time to get used to. Continue to use the machine and like many other artists you will agree this machine will help you finish tattoos up to 30% faster due to consistent punctures per second as well as healing 30% faster.

Other rotary companies offer adjustable give, but we don’t believe this is best for rotary machines. We believe it's best to train the brain to remember the feel of the machine that doesn’t ever change due to having no adjustments. We have a spring that offers just the right amount of give and at that point you use your hand speed and hand pressure to adjust your give. This way it's more natural and a better way to learn the rotary machine. I have called this term “Organic Give”.

We are a “Made in the USA” company.