Stigma-Rotary® Ray Tattoo Machine - Copper (recommended for use with 6W Motor)
The Ray is for those who like pen style machines. One key advantage of using the Ray is that you can adjust the stroke length from 3mm to 4mm with ease by a screw on the machine. However, if you don’t want to adjust the stroke length, you can simply set it how you like and never need to change it again.
The Ray can be used with all the different Stigma® MotorPlugs besides the 5 Watt Brushless MotorPlug; however we recommend the Ray to be used with the 6 Watt MotorPlug.
The Ray is a dedicated Stigma cartridge machine. The Stigma cartridge system is unique and completely different and safer than any other cartridge system on the market.
The Ray grip is a comfortable 27mm in diameter and additional grips can also be purchased.
Adjustable stroke from 3mm to 4mm with no interchangeable parts.
Weight: 152 grams as a complete unit with grip attached and 6 Watt MotorPlug
Can I use Cheyenne style cartridges with my Ray machine? No. The Ray grip will only accept Stigma cartridges.
Are Stigma cartridges compatible with Cheyenne style / RPG Click cartridge grips? No, Stigma cartridges are unique and will only fit in to a Stigma grip.
Can i use Stigma cartridges with my none Stigma machines? Yes, there are a few different options depending what machine you use. Stigma® have created a Universal-Screw-On connection clickable grip, which can be screwed directly on to the likes of Cheyenne or Spektra machines, where the needle depth can be adjusted by clicking clockwise or anti-clockwise. There are also universal Stigma® grips with backstems for traditional vice systems, where the needle depth can also be adjusted by clicking clockwise or anti-clockwise. These can also be used in conjunction with a Universal-Screw-On vice adapter, to enable you to connect these grips up to Universal-Screw-On connections featured on the likes of Cheyenne or Spektra machines.
Why do I need a choice of MotorPlugs for my machine? Artists tend to prefer stronger motors for lining and weaker motors for shading. Stronger motors with a lot of Watts and torque don’t bog down easily and are therefore better for lining and tough work. Weaker motors bog down easily, are not so aggressive and deliver better results when shading.
What can you tell me about the 4.5W V2 MotorPlug? The 4.5W V2 MotorPlug has more than enough power to run Stigma-Rotary® machines. It is one of the strongest motors you can find on rotaries; it will effortlessly push configurations of up to 50 needles. Advantages of the 4.5W V2 MotorPlug: it is lighter and smaller than the 10 Watt MotorPlug; it weighs only 44 grams. It has both clipcord and RCA connections. It is good for everything; shading, blending, layering, colour packing and lining.
And how about the 6W MotorPlug? The 6W PowerDrive is the most powerful motor at its size, it is nice and compact with RCA connection only; it weighs only 38 grams. It is good for everything; shading, blending, layering, colour packing and lining. There is an RCA to Clipcord Converter available if you wish to use a clip cord connection on the 6W MotorPlug.
So why buy the 10W MotorPlug with twice the power? The 10W MotorPlug has a different feeling and performance; it has much more torque so it doesn’t stall out (bog down), so the speed of the machine stays constant. Even on lower volts, no matter how much resistance, the needles can still penetrate the skin. The 10W MotorPlug can drive any needle or needle cartridge with ease, so you don’t need to remove the stay up spring from the machine or increase the volts to get it started. It can run for 24 hours and still stay cool! And because it is so powerful, it does the job even more effortlessly and will last for longer. The 10W MotorPlug has both RCA and clipcord connections. Advantages of the 10W MotorPlug: it is stronger with more torque, it lines effortlessly even with the largest needle groupings. It packs colour like no other.