The Bishop Rotary cam is made from the finest medical grade stainless steel and our bearings are German made with an AVEC-5 rating to ensure long life.
WHICH STROKE IS BEST FOR ME? HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ONE WILL BEST SUIT MY NEEDS?
Our standard Bishop Rotary Tattoo Machines all come with a 3.5 long stroke and is the only stroke we have offered for the last 5 years until now. As of June 2012 we are offering a 4.2 extra long stroke as an option for your Bishop Rotary Tattoo Machine. Read the advantages for each stroke below.
3.5 long stroke advantages:
• Excellent soft black and grey shading capabilities
• Excellent for blending and layering colors, especially for photo color realism
• Great for packing traditional color and tribal black
Great for doing outlines ranging from single needle to seven rounds
4.2 extra long stroke advantages:
• Excellent for line work because the extra long stroke packs a bit more of a punch (works especially well with 9-14 round liners).
• Works slightly better for packing traditional style coloring and tribal black
WHICH STROKE DO WE RECOMMEND AT BISHOP ROTARY?
Franco Vescovi, owner/creator of Bishop Rotary suggests that first time rotary users and first time Bishop Rotary users get started with a 3.5 long stroke because it is a great stroke that is useful for every area of tattooing and seems to be what is most popular. Some of the current users of Bishop Rotary’s 3.5 long stroke include Steve Soto, Jose Lopez, Chuy Quintanar, Alexis Vaatete, Rich Pineda, Latisha Wood and many more. Some of our other artist that use the 4.2 extra long stroke are Joe Cappobianco, Jime Litwalk and some of are other artist known for doing solid color work.
Please keep in mind that there are different strokes for different folks, ultimately we recommend the 3.5 long stroke unless you are a serious rotary user and specifically know the difference of a 4.2 extra long stroke and want it. A final suggestion, if you want one machine for lining only we strongly recommend that you choose a 4.2 extra long stroke because it packs a bit harder punch then our standard stroke.