|Stigma Amen Red|
The AMEN is the remarkable new tattoo machine designed by Stigma-Rotary?. The AMEN features a new hex drive system, which allows the artist to change between strokers to determine the cycle of the motor. This means the artist can choose exactly how long the needle spends up or down the tube through the duration of each cycle.
* Black Stroker (Liner): 3.8mm Stroke Length - needle spends 35% out of the tube (in the skin) vs. 65% inside the tube.
* Gray Stroker (All-Purpose): 3.5mm Stroke Length - needle spends 45% out of the tube (in the skin) vs. 55% inside the tube.
* Silver Stroker (Shader): 3.0mm Stroke Length - needle spends 50% out of the tube (in the skin) vs. 50% inside the tube.
The strokers are very easily interchangeable and to distinguish between them, they are colour coded and laser engraved with information.
The AMEN comes pre-loaded with the black stroker, as the AMEN has been designed to line like no other machine, whether be rotary OR coil! However, using any of the other strokers makes it fit for all purposes. The AMEN comes complete with all 3 strokers included.
With the 3.8mm lining stroker and with the 3.5mm all-purpose stroker, the needles spend more time in the tube and less time in the skin, causing less trauma and effortless penetration. When the needles move down and up to penetrate the skin, they move faster than on standard rotaries.
The AMEN functions like a standard rotary when the 3.0mm shading stroker is installed. The shading stroker is recommended for shading. It has a 50% down stroke action and a 50% up stroke action, making it optimal for shading.
The AMEN remains compatible with existing MotorPlugs; you will just need to replace the stroke excenter with the new hex spinner (which is provided with all AMEN purchases). Again, this is changed within a matter of seconds using the allen key provided. On the AMEN, the stroke-length (hub) changes automatically in combination with the give adjustment and with the speed (volts):
* When you increase the speed (by volts) you get longer strokes.
* When you decrease the speed (by volts) you get shorter strokes.
* When adjusted for lining you get shorter but harder strokes.
* When adjusted for shading you get longer but softer strokes.