• Image of Modified JG Russell Shader

J.G. Russell tattooed in Pittsburg Pennsylvania in the 1930's and 1940's. This frame design is based on a pattern made in a foundry there. His frames were a favorite of Cap Colemans to rebuild to use for shaders. In that same spirit Scott has created a unique workhorse that will deliver for years to come.

Scott Says:

"This machine is one of his best color packing & whip shading machines he has built but wouldn't be his first choice for black and gray work."


Malleable Iron Frame
hand cut springs
silver contact screw and contact point

Each Sterling tattoo machine is run for 2 or 3 days to break it in and personally used to tattoo on various body parts to ensure his highest level of quality.

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