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Spektra Rotary Tattoo Machines

Spektra rotary machines are a superior brand of rotary tattoo machines manufactured by FK Irons, a company with humble beginnings that's grown to be a leading tattoo equipment manufacturer in the industry. Spektra machines feature a vast array of advanced features and deliver beyond-reliable performance. Learn more about FK Irons' Spektra rotary tattoo machines and what they have to offer in this article.

by PainfulPleasures Last Updated: May 14, 2021

Spektra rotary machines are a superior brand of rotary tattoo machines manufactured by FK (Fallen King) Irons, a company with humble beginnings that’s grown to be a leading tattoo equipment manufacturer. FK Irons was started by a tattoo artist who liked to make tattoo machines for his friends in his garage, and it’s grown to be one of the most well-respected names in the industry. In addition to coil tattoo machines, footswitches, power supplies, and more, FK Irons is the manufacturer of the Spektra rotary tattoo machine line–a line that currently includes three amazing models from which tattoo artists can choose: the Spektra Halo tattoo machine, the Spektra Direkt rotary machine, and the Spektra Edge tattoo machine. As with all of FK Irons’ tattoo equipment, all three styles of Spektra rotary tattoo machines are made with care in the USA.


Spektra Halo Rotary Tattoo Machines

FK Irons' Spektra Halo Rotary Tattoo Machines FK Irons’ Spektra Halo tattoo machines deliver ultimate performance for discerning tattoo artists who prefer rotary machines. Halos are backed by FK Irons’ superior engineering, powered by reliable Swiss motors, and crafted from billets of 7075 aircraft aluminum using CNC technology. FK Irons didn’t cut corners when they invented the Spektra Halo; instead, they built the first fully autoclavable rotary tattoo machine that’s finely tuned, built to last, and ultra-precise.

Each Spektra Halo rotary tattoo machine comes with a MotorBolt System that’s available with 2.5mm, 3.2mm, 3.6mm, and 4mm stroke wheels (shown to the right below) so you can swap them between machines with ease. The MotorBolt System will ensure that your connection to your power supply is always secure, reducing the chances of the cord inadvertently disconnecting and dropping power to your machine. You can easily bag the system and your cord to prevent cross contamination, and you’ll find that the MotorBolt System will eat up less space at your workstation and on the road. Plus, it’s part of what makes it affordable for artists to own Spektra Halos.

In addition to the MotorBolt System, each Spektra Halo has a unique Resistance Adjustment System that allows this rotary machine to be adjusted on the fly to meet your needs. Stroke Wheels for Spektra Rotary Tattoo Machines The internal components are completely enclosed to prevent contamination and give the Spektra Halo its streamlined look. This rotary tattoo machine has an innovative design combined with a unique tool-less assembly system that makes it a fully autoclavable rotary tattoo machine, which is a bonus in and of itself. When you buy a Spektra Halo tattoo machine, you’ll be able to maintain and sanitize it with never-before-seen ease. If you’re interested in purchasing a Spektra Halo rotary machine, you can choose from black or seven vibrant colors like the purple Spektra Halo shown above, and you can buy additional stroke wheels in select sizes as needed.


Spektra Direkt Rotary Tattoo Machines

Spektra Direkt Rotary Tattoo Machines by FK IronsThe Spektra Direkt rotary machine offers many of the same advantages as the Spektra Halo, as well as a different body design that has a more ergonomic flow to it. It’s an efficient rotary tattoo machine that needs little upkeep. With this rotary, you’ll also enjoy extended motor life and reduced vibrations thanks to FK Irons’ patent-pending Hex Drive Motor System. You’ll never have to worry about needing different motors to alter your stroke, either; the Spektra Direkt’s revolutionary adjustable stroke module stays inside the machine while giving you options to fit your needs via three interchangeable caps in 3.2mm, 3.6mm and 4.0mm sizes. This machine’s body-mounted stroke module is what makes the Spektra Direkt the first rotary machine of its kind and an ideal tool for dedicated tasks.

Each Spektra Direkt rotary tattoo machine is crafted from 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum, anodized in your choice of seven colors, and hand-polished to a mirror-like shine. When you buy one of these machines, you’ll also receive 3.2mm, 3.6mm and 4.0mm stroke caps along with an Allen wrench and a certificate of authenticity backed by a solid manufacturer’s warranty. As with the Halo, you’ll be able to autoclave your Spektra Direkt rotary tattoo machine, making sterilizing your equipment easier than ever.


Spektra Edge Rotary Tattoo MachinesFK Irons Spektra Edge Rotary Tattoo Machines and Spektra Edge X Rotary Machines

FK Irons’ Spektra Edge rotary machine offers tattoo artists a third, more ergonomic body design option, a powerful Swiss motor, and all the extras you could ever hope to have included with a tattoo machine. The Spektra Edge actually comes in two options: the basic model and the Spektra Edge X. Both machines are the first completely versatile rotary tattoo machines that come with all options and accessories, including a new patent-pending MultiVise design that allows you to switch from conventional backstem-style cartridges to screw-on style cartridges without adapters. They also both go from a 2.8mm stroke to a 4.2mm stroke with variable options in between, which means you won’t need to change out the stroke wheel to match your tattooing needs whether you’re lining, shading or color packing.

What else makes the Spektra Edge and the Spektra Edge X model so exceptional? Each of these machines has a unique pivoting stainless steel drive bar that aligns with the machine while in use and stabilizes the bar and needle without the need for washers. They also have self-lubricating sliders with ball bearing stabilization that reduces friction and provides smooth performance. Both machines utilize the same HexDrive mechanism found with the Spektra Direkt machines, and like all Spektra rotary machines, they’re made from aircraft-grade aluminum anodized in your choice of one of seven colors and hand-polished to a sheen.FK Irons AL13 RPG Cartridge Grips for Spektra Rotary Tattoo Machines However, instead of being made from billets of 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum, the Spektra Edge and X models are each crafted from a solid piece of 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum for the utmost durability.

If you’re wondering what makes the Spektra Edge X different from the basic model, it has “variable on-the-fly” adjustable give that isn’t present in the basic Spektra Edge rotary tattoo machine. With just one full turn of the Spektra Edge X’s micro dial, this rotary tattoo machine will go from no give to full give right when you need it to. If you’re looking for a truly dynamic rotary machine, the Spektra Edge X model is for you.

The Spektra Edge and Spektra Edge X tattoo machines are superior rotary machines that will surprise and delight you with their futuristic features. You’ll find that their self-lubricating sliders, ball bearing stabilization and HexDrive mechanisms will prolong the lives of these rotary tattoo machines by reducing the amount of wear on them over time. You can use them with FK Irons RPG grips or Cheyenne Hawk screw-on adjustable grips, based on your preference. (FK Irons AL13 RPG Grips shown to left directly above.)


Lubricating Your Spektra Rotary Tattoo Machine

Watch the YouTube videos below to learn how to properly lubricate your new Spektra rotary tattoo machine after you purchase one:



A Note About Shopping for Tattoo Supplies

Tattoo artists have multiple options when shopping on Painfulpleasures.com. When placing smaller orders under $100, you can shop in our Retail Store. When placing larger orders of $100-$499.99 for things like tattoo grips, tattoo needles, tattoo ink, and other tattoo supplies, shop in our Wholesale Store to take advantage of our reduced prices for industry professionals and save money on the tools you need to reorder regularly. Darklab Footswitch Tattoo Foot Pedals by FK Irons (Note that all product links in this article will point you to our Wholesale Store.) Those placing orders of $500 or more can shop in our Distributor Store to take advantage of the lowest prices we offer tattoo artists and other industry professionals. You may not always see significant differences in prices between stores when purchasing larger-ticket items like Spektra rotary tattoo machines, but you will see a savings, and you’ll notice an even bigger savings on everything else, particularly when you buy tattoo supplies in bulk. To see if a product you want to buy is offered for a lower price when purchased in bulk, look in the “Add to Cart” box on the product detail page; tiered bulk price breaks will always be listed in that space.

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