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. LIVE Jan 26 @ 10 am EST

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

    • Webinar 2 of 8 Live - Jan 26th @ 10 am EST

  • 04

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

    • Webinar 3 of 8 Live - Feb 2nd @ 10 am EST

  • 05

    Binding post /contact screw 

    • Webinar 4 of 8 Live - Feb 9th @ 10 am EST

  • 06

    coil construction and theory.

    • Webinar 5 of 8 Live - Feb 16th @ 10 am EST

  • 07

    Springs

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

  • 08

    finishing

    • Webinar 7 of 8 Live - March 2nd @ 10 am EST

    • Webinar 8 of 8 Live - March 9th @ 10 am EST

Tony Urbanek

Bio:

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

Bio: