Our History

HM TattooMachines as most people know is the brainchild of Roman, Tattoo Magic.

After getting Tattooed at a young age, his interest in the Tattoo culture grew. Born in the USA & moving to Argentina age around 13 yrs, he had his first taste of the Tattoo World as a teenager.

From his first Tattoo, his interest grew to where he managed to acquire some equipment & start an apprenticeship. After frequent trips to New York, amongst other places, the chance to work in Spain came up.

After moving to Madrid around 1995, Roman opened his studio ‘Tattoo Magic’ around 1996. The next few years was time spent busy working in the studio, conventions & travelling.

Having made a few machines whilst in Argentina, more down to the fact that equipment was so difficult to find then, and people liking to work with them this was the point of inspiration to understand Tattoo Machines more. In 2000, in collaboration with other machine builders, this interest started to become more time consuming to the point around 2002/2004, he was spending more time working on machines than actually Tattooing.

As with the passion of Tattooing, the ‘eat, breathe, sleep Tattoo’ applied itself into Tattoo Machine building & that never ending quest for knowledge & information consumes your being, a conscientious decision to stop Tattooing came into effect and around 2008 HM TattooMachines was born from a desire to manufacture quality equipment direct in Europe.


A "Made in USA" company with a European soul...

In 2023, after 15 years manufacturing in Europe , attending most of the TOP conventions and positioning itself strongly in the old continent among fellow tattoo artist and suppliers ….HM TattooMachines decided to take a new adventure , a new challenge , stepping out of its comfort zone and moving headquarters to the USA 🇺🇸

Things are obviously changing and evolving in the tattoo world and HM TattooMachines is NO exception , in this new stage Roman has teamed up with other well respected people in industry to take his baby one step further and continue to create some of the finest tattoo machines out there ! However we are very proud to say that we independently owned and that we strive to keep our roots and soul intact ! 

Something that unfortunately is difficult to find in this new era  , where investors are taking over so many companies in this industry,  bringing technology to the table,  but leaving something so important as , the heart and soul behind 🙁

As with all things Tattoo related, this is an ongoing journey – And this story is to be continued.