BJ “SOBAONE” Johnson began tattooing in 1997. By 1999 he had already begun figuring out how to manufacture, from scratch, his own tattoo machine models. In 2002 he began working with Seth Ciferri, Adam Ciferri and Aaron Cain to co-found Workhorse Irons. BJ now builds machines and makes tattoos in his private studio GreenLion Studios located in Grand Rapids Michigan.
New Version 6.0 SOBA Mini Rusto Shader with Swing Gate Vise
After many years and many updates we are excited to release SOBA's newest version of the Mini Rusto! This frame design has seen numerous improvements and we are proud to say these are the best running and most versatile Mini Rustos to date.
- CNC Cut Ductile Iron Frame - Drilled Out and Lightened Upright - Swing Gate Vise with and Internal Spring for ease of use - Gloss Green Powder Coat Finish - Custom Deluxe Antiqued Hardware - Deluxe 1" 8 Wrap T-Top Coils - Medium Quick Speed with a Solid Hit - Pushing 5's to 13's easy - Great for Packing in Solid Color, turn down a bit for Color Blends and Whip Shading - Running 110-115 Hz @ 6.5 V Unloaded - Weighs 6.8 oz - Designed, Built, and Tuned by SOBA - MADE IN THE USA
Soba Pilot Liner
Regular price$280.00 USD
SOBA Pilot Liner
- Sand Cast Ductile Iron Frame - Workhorse Red Oxide Finish - Standard Workhorse Hardware - 6 Wrap 1.125" Production Coils - Long Frame Machine Allowing a Liners Point Gap, with a Long Stroke - An All Around Outlining Tool....perfect for those long days of knocking out flash tattoos with speed and precision. - Running 130-135 Hz @ 6.5 Volts Unloaded - 5s to 11s Easy - Weighing in at 7.5 oz - Designed, Built and Tuned by SOBA - MADE IN THE USA
- Sand Cast Ductile Iron Frame - Workhorse Red Oxide Finish - Standard Workhorse Hardware - 8 Wrap 1.25" Production Coils - Long Frame Machine with a Long Stroke and Slow Hard Punch - Great All Around Shader - Pushes thick powder based pigments with ease - Running 95-100Hz @6.5 Volts Unloaded - 5-11 Mags Easy - Weighing in at 7.95oz - Designed, Built and Tuned by SOBA - MADE IN THE USA
SOBA Speedballer Liner with Swing Gate
Regular price$325.00 USD
SOBA Speedballer Liner with newly updated frame design featuring a Custom Swing Gate Vise guaranteed to lock down tight on any tube, disposable or steel!
- CNC Cut Iron Frame - Standard Workhorse Red Oxide Finish - Blackened Swing Gate Vise with and Internal Spring for ease of use - Black Workhorse Hardware - 1" 8 Wrap Mini Coils - Quick Speed with a Solid Hit - Great for Smaller to Medium Sized Groupings - Pushing 3's to 9's easy - Running 145 to 155 Hz @ 6.5 V Unloaded - Weighs 6.4 oz - Designed, Built, and Tuned by SOBA - MADE IN THE USA