Unlike heavy, awkward, loud and temperamental tattoo machines, the Neuma Hybrid Tattoo Machine ($400) boasts a modern design with a lightweight stainless steel, anodized aircraft-grade aluminum construction. This air-based tattoo machine features optimized airflow for better torque and higher speeds which reduces the sting factor associated with the tattooing process. All parts of the Neuma Hybrid Tattoo Machine are manufactured to medical-grade standards for better hygiene and to significantly decrease the chances of spreading blood-borne diseases. [source]