This wonderfully made tattoo machine weighs 4 ounces and has a balanced designed to flow with the weight of the tube, thus giving an overall feel of virtual weightlessness. The Bishop Rotary tattoo machine has helped many artists with wrist pain issues and carpal tunnel syndrome cramps, allowing them to work hours longer than they could have previously. The Bishop Rotary is machined using billet aircraft aluminum on state of the art CNC machines, then hand polished, insuring tight tolerances and excellent finishes. Each machine is hand assembled to insure precise fit and function. Each Bishop Rotary is anodized to aircraft industry standards, both for finish and ware resistance in friction areas. We use Swiss made motors to generate a linear motion of the needle. The Bishop utilizes a "Needle Clip" eliminating the old standard rubber band to create the down force on the needle. The clip holds the needle in place and eliminates any lateral motion in the needle. This allows the artist to pick away at those ultra fine details. All of our Bishops have the new SWISS MAXON Motor and will run one volt lower than the older Mabuchi Motors in our previous machines. For color packing and shading, run the machine between 7.5 - 8.5 volts depending on your hand speed and style. For lining, run the machines between 8 - 9 volts depending on your hand speed and style.