The best pen type tattoo machines

By Vlad Barikhin, Vlad Blad Irons CEO
Mai 14, 2024
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Tattoos are one of the most popular and sought-after forms of body art that can be used to express individuality, preserve important memories, or even demonstrate membership in a particular culture or community. Tattoo machines are an important tool for every tattoo artist, and among the various types, PEN machines occupy a special place. This type of machine combines innovative technologies and ease of use, which makes them especially popular among professionals.

PEN tattoo machines are distinguished by their ergonomics and appearance, reminiscent of a regular pen. This makes them easy to use, as they provide ease of control and precision in the smallest details of the design. These machines are usually compact in size, vibrate little and create less noise compared to traditional machines. These qualities help reduce hand fatigue, which is especially important during long-term work.

«Choosing a suitable tattoo machine is extremely important, as it affects not only the comfort of the artist himself, but also the quality and safety of the tattoo. A high-quality machine ensures even ink application and precise lines, which is the key to creating long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing tattoos. A properly selected machine helps avoid skin damage and promotes faster healing.»
Vlad Barikhin
Vlad Blad Irons CEO

Features of VladBlad machines

VladBlad is a well-known brand in the tattoo industry market, which has established itself as a manufacturer of reliable and high-quality tattoo machines. Founded by Vladislav Blad, a craftsman with many years of experience, the brand quickly gained the trust of professionals thanks to its innovative approach to the development and production of equipment.

VladBlad machines are distinguished by high build quality, the use of advanced materials and the introduction of unique technologies. For example, many models are equipped with impact stabilization systems, which allows the paint to be evenly distributed under the skin, minimizing injury. The machines also have high power with low noise and vibration levels, which makes the tattooing process more comfortable for both participants in the process.

These features make VladBlad machines the preferred choice for tattoo artists seeking excellence in their craft.

Top 6 best PEN machines from VladBlad

Ultron Pen

The Ultron Pen is a versatile machine designed to work with a variety of needle styles and types. It's ideal for fine lines, dense fills and soft shadows. The development used TRIZ principles, which made it possible to create a reliable and simple mechanism.

Key Features:
  • Motor: 7 W, 10500 rpm
  • Stroke length: 3.5 mm
  • Weight (without handle): 78.5 g
  • Compatibility: All types of cartridges, disposable and reusable Cheyenne handles
  • Operating voltage: 6.5-10 V
  • High precision and control
  • Comfortable ergonomic design
  • Anodized surface, scratch resistant
Ultron Pen allows the specialist to feel the skin and precisely control the depth of penetration of the needle. It is lightweight and comfortable, making it an ideal tool for long-term work

Ultron Pen PMU

Ultron Pen PMU was originally designed for tattoos, but due to its characteristics and size it quickly became popular among permanent makeup artists. The mechanism of this machine includes three Japanese bearings and a powerful coreless motor, which ensures reliability and long-term operation.

Key Features:
  • Motor: Corless motor with two bearings
  • Stroke length: 3.5 mm
  • Weight (without handle): 78.5 g
  • Weight with handle (PMU): 94.5 g
  • Compatibility: All Tattoo Cartridges, Cheyenne Disposable Cartridges
  • Operating voltage: 6-10 V
  • High reliability and durability
  • Suitable for all techniques and needle groups
  • Special mechanism without return springs
Ultron Pen PMU is distinguished by its precision and comfort, making it an ideal choice for permanent makeup artists working in any environment.

Ultron Pen PMU Tattooer's Pack

Ultron Pen PMU Tattooer's Pack is a great choice for both experienced tattoo artists and beginners. This set includes everything you need for professional work.

  • Case diameter: 23.5 mm
  • Length (without cartridge): 104 mm
  • Weight (without handle): 78.5 g
  • Weight with handle (PMU): 94.5 g
Key components of the set
  • Ultron Pen PMU
    Lightweight, reliable machine with a wide range of capabilities
  • PowerBox 5 Pro
    Power supply with LED display and powerful microprocessor
  • RCA Ultralight
    Lightweight RCA cable for stable connection and efficient performance
This set provides everything you need to work in a variety of styles and is suitable for all skill levels

Ultron Pen 24K GOLD

Ultron Pen 24K GOLD is a multi-functional pen covered with 24-karat gold. It works with all types of needles and styles, from fine lines to dense color fills.

Key Features:
  • Motor: 7 W, 10500 rpm
  • Stroke length: 3.5 mm
  • Weight (without handle): 78.5 g
  • Weight with slim handle (main): 104 g
  • Weight with wide handle: 130g
  • Case diameter: 23.5 mm
  • Maximum handle diameter: 27mm
  • High precision and control
  • Comfortable and stylish design with anodized surface
  • Compatible with all Cheyenne cartridges and handles
Ultron Pen 24K GOLD delivers consistent performance and durability while combining style and functionality


The Ultron Pen NICKEL-PLATED is a multi-functional nickel-plated pen suitable for all types of work, from fine lines to dense color fills.

Key Features:
  • Motor: 7 W, 10500 rpm
  • Stroke length: 3.5mm
  • Weight (without handle): 78.5 g
  • Case diameter: 23.5 mm
  • High precision and control thanks to a mechanism that is returned to the starting position by a motor
  • Reliability and durability through the use of quality material
  • Light weight and ergonomic design for comfortable operation
Advantages: Suitable for all styles and skill levels .Compatible with Cheyenne disposable and reusable handles. The surface is scratch-resistant and easy to disinfect.


Ultron Pen FIRESTARTER is a bright and stylish machine with a unique design, suitable for all types of tattoos.

Key Features:
  • Motor: 7 W, 10500 rpm
  • Stroke length: 3.5 mm
  • Weight (without handle): 78.5 g
  • Case diameter: 23.5 mm
  • The mechanism, which is returned to the starting position by the motor, prevents delay in needle exit
  • Increased accuracy when working with various cartridge membranes
  • The convenient shape of the handle prevents the machine from rolling off the table
  • The perfect combination of style and functionality;
  • Suitable for all needle types and tattoo styles;
  • The surface is scratch-resistant and easy to disinfect.
VladBlad's PEN machines, such as the Ultron Pen, Ultron Pen 2, Ultron 3, Ultron Pen PMU and Ultron C, are high quality and innovative tools for tattoo artists. Each of these machines has unique features and benefits that make them ideal for a variety of tattoo and permanent makeup applications.

The main advantages of PEN type machines from VladBlad

  • Technological Innovation
    Each model is equipped with advanced technologies to ensure stable and accurate performance;
  • Ergonomic Design
    Light weight and comfortable design allow craftsmen to work for long periods of time without fatigue, providing a high level of comfort;
  • Versatility
    The machines are suitable for a variety of tattoo styles and permanent makeup, making them versatile tools in a tattoo artist's arsenal;
  • Reliability
    High build quality and materials used ensure the durability and reliability of the machines.
These characteristics make VladBlad machines one of the best on the market, satisfying the needs of both beginners and experienced tattoo artists.

Advantages of using PEN machines in tattooing

Comfort and precision when working
PEN type machines significantly improve work comfort due to their ergonomic shape, which resembles a regular pen. This makes them comfortable to use even during long tattooing sessions. The accuracy of such machines is also at a high level, which allows craftsmen to carry out complex and detailed drawings with greater confidence.
Reducing skin trauma and accelerating the healing process
PEN type machines are designed to minimize pain and damage to the skin. Due to the gentler effect, the client's skin is less traumatized, which promotes faster healing and improved final tattoo results.
Possibilities for performing different styles of tattoos
Thanks to their versatility and adaptability, PEN machines are ideal for performing a wide range of tattoo styles - from fine lines and detailed designs to large, rich areas of color. Various settings for the speed and depth of needle penetration allow craftsmen to precisely adapt the machine to specific tasks and techniques.


Choosing the right PEN tattoo machine should be based on several key aspects: ergonomics, motor power, needle stroke settings, and compatibility with different types of cartridges. VladBlad offers a variety of models, each with its own unique features and benefits to suit the needs of both beginners and experienced tattoo artists.

Before buying a machine, it is recommended to carefully study the reviews and reviews of other masters, and also pay attention to the manufacturer's warranty conditions. It is also important to test the machine, if possible, to evaluate its usability and functionality in operation. Testing the operation of the machine in practice will help ensure that the selected model fully meets all the requirements and preferences of the master.

Understanding the different types of tattoo machines is crucial for every artist aiming to excel in this field. The journey of exploration doesn't stop here; in the next article, we will delve deeper into the realms of tattoo machine performance and reliability, aiding artists in making informed decisions for their craft.
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