Hand Engraved Tattoo Machine

Hand Engraved Tattoo Machine

Hand Engraved Tattoo Machine

 

Hand Engraved Tatto Machine Frame

I was asked to hand engrave a tattoo machine by a really cool cat up in Santa Cruz, CA. The metal is a really tough cast steel alloy but it was really fun to engrave. Although it is quite time intensive, I chose to engrave it in deep relief where the background around the scrollwork is removed to a depth that really makes the scrolls pop! ┬áThe pictures below will give you an idea of the process involved…

Hand Engraved Tattoo Machine

Hand Engraved Tattoo Machine

Hand Engraved Tattoo Machine

Hand Engraved Tattoo Machine

Hand Engraved Tattoo Machine

Hand Engraved Tattoo Machine