The Original Wand that we all know and love now comes with a Stainless Steel Spline! This adds a little more weight, enabling you to pack in the ink even better into the skin.
Say goodbye to lots of squeezing and wrist pain and let the heavier weight of your Wand do the work as you simply guide it.
Do you find yourself going back to your coil because it's easier to line with? Why is that so? Coils even have a softer hit. The reason is that coils are usually heavier.
This is where Stainless Steel Wand comes in to save the day. It also has no back weight, so you don't always have to pull your machine forward.
How can I make my Stainless Steel Wand better?
Make your Stainless Steel Wand have a Stainless Steel Grip! (sold separately)
Has a combined weight of 8.8 oz!
- American Made using Aircraft Grade Aluminum Matte Black Cap and Grip
- Stainless Steel middle part (the spline)- 1 oz heavier than the original
- Available in a Shader (3.5mm), Packer (4.2mm) or Liner (5.0mm)
- Compatible with Stainless Steel Grip with a total weight of 8.8oz
- This machine, like all other Bishop Machines, is not autoclavable and cannot be autoclaved. Doing so will violate your warranty - we recommend cleaning your machine with cold sterilization techniques with germicidal agents like Madacide, as well as wrapping and bagging your equipment before use.
Bishop Tattoo Supply offers a one-year manufacturers’ warranty for all tattoo machines and products that we make. Our machines are handmade in the USA using both domestically machine parts and high-quality international motors – we warranty our machine parts for the original owner. The warranty is for a year from the date of purchase. For machines, the warranty covers manufacturers’ defects – it is voided if you overlubricate or drop your machine or use your machine in a function it’s not intended for. It’s also voided if you use non-authorized parts or attempt to open the motor yourself. For non-machine items, please contact our team as we handle this on a case-by-case basis.
If your machine has issues within one year from the date of purchase, send the tattoo machine along with your receipt following the instructions here: REPAIRS and we will fix or replace it as our technicians determine.
The Warranty is non-transferrable and applies only to the original owner. Bishop Tattoo Supply reserves the right to make exceptions on an individual basis.
Most orders will ship within 2 to 3 business days – machines may take up to 14 business days to ship. Our warehouse closes at 5pm Central Standard time – orders are picked by 1pm CST, so please plan accordingly.
The warehouse is closed on weekends and holidays – orders placed on Friday after 1pm CST will ship on Monday. You will receive an email with tracking when your order ships.
International customers may be charged import taxes and duties – these are set by the local government and are the responsibility of the receiver to pay – they are not included in the shipping charge or purchase price.
Frequently Asked Questions
It goes into a little of the science of why we want more weight in the machine.
A lot of people with rotaries would say, "Hey, I can't really line with my rotary. So I will go back to a coil. And I could line really good with the coil machine."
But oftentimes, if you ever noticed, you can feel that hit on the coil machine and it was very soft. So how is it that they can line better with a softer hitting machine than a rotary machine, which has a really stiff, hard hit? It always boils down to the weight of the machine. Traditionally, a coil machine starts out anywhere from 6 to 8, even 9 ounces and even more.
So in reality, what's really doing the work for them and why they like to use the coils, sometimes more than a rotary, is they generally weigh more.
If you lay on a bed of nails, they're not going to penetrate you. But if you lay it on three, like a three tight or a single needle or one nail, that'll penetrate. It all has to do with weight distribution per needle.
So the more weight you have on your machine, the more that the machine does the work versus you having to push into the skin with your hands. And so a lot of you guys have started out with rotary machines, and you've never really experienced the benefits of a heavier machine.
The big difference is, when you had a 9 ounce coil machine, it had back weight. So you're squeezing the grip, and oftentimes, it was an inch, maybe a half an inch, maybe a 3 quarter inch grip. And so you got a lot of the back weight.
Your hand is squeezing. Your wrist is squeezing nonstop, sometimes for 6, 7, or 8 hours, depending on the tattoo session. You're compensating for that back weight by pulling forward and you're exercising all the muscles in your hands. That's what leads to hand fatigue. That's what leads to carpal tunnel.
Now you can take that same weight again with this stainless steel Wand. What's the difference? Why is it healthier for the wrist? Well, because there is no back weight, you're simply holding the machine.
And there's people that often have said that with an 8.8 ounce machine such as this is less hand fatigue. The reason why is you actually almost don't really need to squeeze it as hard as you would, say, a traditional OG Wand.
You're kind of letting the machine do the work and you're just guiding the machine ever so slightly. Whereas you might with a traditional machine, a traditional OG Wand, squeeze it because it's a lighter machine and you push into the skin when you have a bigger needle grouping. And with that act of pushing into the skin, you're having to squeeze it harder, push with your wrist. It's more work. A heavier machine does the work for you.