Rubber Bands for Tattoo Machines

As a manufacturer of rubber bands, you can imagine that we develop products for a wide range of uses. From parachute rigging to tie-dying and even tattoos! Rubber bands are used around the machine needles and ensure a stable needle and smoother outlines. If the tattoo machine makes a rattling noise and the needle bar shakes during the tattoo, rubber bands provide a simple fix! Tattoo artists say that they’re a “must have” for all standard coil tattoo machines.

Tattoo Rubber Bands are also used with flat shading needles (when the tube tip is open on top). They allow the needle to move properly and prevent swaying.

Should You Get a Tattoo in the Summer or Winter?

During the summer months, tattoo shops surge with walk-ins and tourists. This might lead you to believe that it’s the best time of year to get a tattoo, but according to many tattoo shop owners the best time to get a tattoo is actually in the fall or winter months.

Time to Heal Tattoos

In the cooler months, you will sweat less, and your skin will be less exposed to the elements. This will make it possible for the tattoo to heal more quickly, reduce chances of infection, and ensure the entire healing process is seamless.

Another benefit, if you get tattooed in the winter the artwork will be completely healed by the time summer sets in.

The Quiet of Winter in Tattoo Shops

When you want the full attention of your tattoo artist, it’s best to avoid the tourist season (a.k.a. summer). Less walk-in and tourist traffic coming through studios means your favorite artists will have more time, and shorter waiting lists. Just another reason to choose the cooler months for your tattoo!


Want to learn more about rubber bands for tattoo machines? Check out our Tattoo Rubber Bands page or take the next step and fill out our contact form. Someone will be in contact with you as soon as possible!


Alliance Rubber Company is a family-owned business with humble beginnings that has grown into a thriving American success story. Since 1923, Alliance Rubber has proudly produced rubber bands for use in the home and workplace. Continuing to manufacture its products in the USA, enables Alliance to provide high-quality products, fast service, and fresh stock that is built to last. Alliance Rubber, a women-owned company, manufactures bands that ‘Hold Your World Together.’

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