If there's one person in your life that you want feeling comfortable, it's whoever is etching that tattoo onto your arm, leg, back, neck or whatever body part you've chosen.
Because if that person isn't at 100 percent, you could have a wrong or misspelled name across your biceps. That could be awkward. “Michelle, honey, I don't even know a girl named Melissa…”
And while your biker pals might be impressed at the sight of a BORN TO RIDE tat on your neck, they might not feel the same way about BOON TO RICE.
With that goal in mind, tattoo equipment maker Morphix Inc. is using Radel-brand polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin in its tattoo needle grips. Radel PPSU is made by Solvay Specialty Polymers at its plant in Alpharetta, Ga.
In a recent news release, Solvay officials said that Chicago-based Morphix designed its grips to help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with repetitive-use stress injuries that tattoo artists often experience. Radel PPSU can be an alternative to conventional metals in light-weight grips.