From Jensen Flyer, “Heavy duty tattoo machine.  This is truly the world’s finest tattooing instrument.  I have put my 32 years of tattooing experience into this machine.  It has perfect balance and is the “BEST.”  A really heavy duty machine, made by myself, as are all of my machines, and of the finest material; very… Continue reading Perfection


From a Jensen flyer, “This machine is medium weight and very nicely balanced.  The frame is made of Nickel Bronze, very highly polished, and does not tarnish.  Lots of professionals use these machines and are very well pleased with them.  Equipped with hookup for spring-clip cord.  Has pure silver contacts.  Price of this machine is… Continue reading Reliabable


With a chrome finish and the “latest” spring-clip cord hookup, this machine was considered modern in its day. From a 1940’s Jensen flyer, “This is no doubt the finest tattooing machine on the market today at this price.  This machine is made of the finest material, frame is made of bronze casting nicely chrome plated.… Continue reading Special

Owen Jensen Bio

1880’s-1976 Owen Jensen started out as a railroad machinist. First tattooed in Detroit. Came to Southern California in 1925 and set up a tattoo supply business.  He offered a full line of equipment including approximately 4 different styles of machines, all cast in bronze with silver tipped springs and contact screws.  $5 each, 2 for $9, six for… Continue reading Owen Jensen Bio