With or without parts:

We strongly recommend finding the parts yourself, but do have an option for you to have parts mailed to you.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Overview of Tattoo Machine Building

  • 02

    1. Sideplate drilling, cutting, & finishing

    • Building the side-plate - downloadable template.

    • Materials

    • Tools

    • Webinar 1 of 8 - Side Plate Replay On-Demand

  • 03

    2. Base plate, spring shelf layout and design, cut and drill.

    • Baseplate and spring shelf fabrication/ coil cores and assembly jigs

    • Webinar 2 of 8 - Baseplate - Replay On-Demand

  • 04

    A-bar and coil core fabrication, mach up and assembly frame

    • Webinar 3 of 8 Replay On-Demand

  • 05

    Binding post /contact screw - Live Feb 9th @ 10 am EST

    • Webinar 4 of 8 Replay

  • 06

    coil construction and theory. LIVE Feb 16th 10 am EST

    • Webinar 5 of 8 outline

    • Build a tattoo machine 5 of 8 Replay

    • Build a tattoo machine 6 of 8 Replay

  • 07


    • Webinar 6 of 8 Live - Feb 23rd @ 10 am EST

  • 08

    Finishing - LIVE March 2nd

Tony Urbanek


Tony has been building tattoo machines since the early 1990's, and created his first series of cast frames in 2001. Throughout the years, he worked and studied with some of the best machine builders and historians in the world including Jerry Reigger, Mike Skiver,Kevin Korder, and Greg Diagicento. His machines have been sold around the world through various supply companies including the US, Germany,England and Sweden, and he still builds one-off custom steampunk, meteorite and Damascus style machines. Heavily influenced by Paul Rogers, Tony was able to acquire the specific measurements of four original machines. Tony owns Inka Dinka Doo in Pittsburgh, PA, which has been proudly tattooing Pittsburgh since 1994.

Tony Urbanek