The EZ tattoo machine were first founded in 2005, only focusing on the rotary side of machines.

EZ Tattoo Machine Table Summary
 Avant Pen
Avant Pen
Astral Pen
Astral machine
Filter V2 Pen
EZ Tattoo Machine Filter V2
EZTAT2 Bat rotary
User's rating- 3.6 out of 5.- 4.7 out of 5.- 3.7 out of 5.- 4.9 out of 5.
Frame Material- Aluminum- Aluminum- Aluminum- Aluminum
Stroke- 3.5 mm.- 3.5 mm.- 3.5 mm.- 3.0 to 4.0 mm.
Power Source- Lining: 6V-7.5V
- Coloring / Shading: 5 - 6.5V.
- Max Volt: 8 v.
- RCA connection.
- Lining: 7V-8.5V
- Coloring / Shading: 6 - 7.5V.
- Max Volt: 9 v.
- RCA connection.
- 6v - 15v.
- Max Volt: 15 v.
- RCA connection.
- Lining: 7.5V-9.0V
- Coloring / Shading: 6 - 8.0V.
- Max Volt: 9 v.
- RCA connection.
Weight- 13.4 oz (379 g).- 2.6 oz (75 g).- 12 oz (340 g).- 2.4 oz (68 g).
Needle compatibility- Cartridge.- Standard and cartridge.- Cartridge.- Standard and cartridge.
Warranty- 1 year.- 1 year.- 1 year.- 1 year.
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Each of the EZ tattoo machine discussed here is an example of a rotary machine and two (2) of them being a pen-style gun.

In comparison with coil machines, rotary machines are generally quieter, more versatile and gentler on the skin. They tend to have more fluidity when it comes to needle movement but the coil is often preferred for more intricate line work.

Read on for an in-depth review of EZ’s most popular models.

Avant Pen

The EZ Avant tattoo pen is a rotary tattoo machine that features a 100% imported Maxon Motor.

  • Optional cartridge grips for your comfort.
  • Fitted with a powerful Maxon Motor.
  • Easy to disassemble for clean up purposes.
  • Can handle a wide range of tattoo needles.
  • Not made to be autoclaved for sterilization purposes.
  • Could be on the price side but worth it.

Maxon is a Swiss manufacturer that supplies high-precision excellent quality drive systems, resulting in a powerful tattoo machine that has excellent durability and precise control.

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The inclusion of this Maxon Motor means that the rates per minute on this machine are almost double in comparison with standards models.

For example, this allows for 10, 000- 16000RMP whereas, the Filter V2 (discussed below) is limited at 7000-10000 RPM.


  • For lining, it is recommended that the voltage should be around 6-7,5v,
  • For coloring and shading opt for 5V-6.5 V.

This EZ tattoo machine has a maximum of eight (8) volts and a 3.5 mm stroke length.

The frame and chassis on this machine have been made from lightweight aircraft aluminum, which has then been mirror-polished and anodized for the best possible finish.

Plus, the optional grips ensure that you can get the perfect fit for you, with a selection of options available with the pack.

The EZ Avant tattoo pen also features an ACA cord and adapter, with a six-foot wire for added convenience.

There is a positive perspective regarding this machine, with a few users highlighting how it allows for a smooth and precise user experience.

Favored among professionals, users have praised the low vibration level and lightweight design.

One of the highlights of the EZ Avant machine is the manner in which it can easily be dissembled, making care and maintenance a breeze.

This pen-style machine includes an Allen key so you will be able to take it apart to lubricate its components.

A couple of flip sides:

  • Some users have indicated that the EZ Avant tattoo machine is on the pricey side when you consider the quality, and there has been some suggestion that durability is not up to par.
  • This machine, as other tattoo machines, was not made to be sterilized in an autoclave. Use other methods to decontaminate your machine. If you want a machine that can be autoclaved, you can check the FK Irons Spektra Xion pen-style machine.

EZ Tattoo Machine: Astral

The EZ astral tattoo machine is a reliable choice from EZ tats. Driven by a powerful Japanese motor, it promises to provide a consistent pressure that is gentle on the skin.

  • Hard medium and soft plunger bar options available to protect you client’s skin.
  • If you care about the color of the machine, you got four (4) choices.
  • Two (2) grip choices (adjustable and fixed) to cover your needs.
  • Voltage can’t go over 9V.
  • It is not easy to adjust the plunger bar when using cartridges.

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It features a maximum voltage of 9V, but for lining 7-8.5 v is advised and for packing and shading they suggest 6-7.5v.

The frame has been crafted from lightweight and durable aircraft aluminum and the machine itself is available in a selection of different colors, including red, silver, purple and black.

Offering a 3.5 mm stroke, the Astral is available in two different versions: the combo and the vise.

  • The Combo version includes adjustable grips; whereas,
  • The VISE version includes flexed grips.

Both versions come with a hard, soft and medium plunger bar, as well as an interchangeable drive system to suit the artists’ preferences.

However, one user online did note that there were some difficulties in centering the plunger when using the disposable option.

At only 2.6 oz (75g), this EZ Tattoo machine is extremely lightweight, making it an ideal option for larger projects as it maintains the user comfort.

This was echoed among the users, with one specific user (we can’t make it public) in particular, wondering why he had stuck to the traditional coil machine for so long.

The flip site:

If you need to use a cartridge rather than a standard tattoo needle, you will have to be patient when centering the plunger bar.

Looks like there could be a solution for this but for now, only EZ can do that.

Overall, this is considered a well-balanced machine that has the ability to create stunning works of art on the skin.

Whilst it has some limitations, the vast majority of users have clearly praised the Astral, with many suggesting that this was one of the best machines available in this price range.

Filter V2 Pen

The first version of this EZ tattoo machine was well received among fans and professionals, and yet the recent update is so much better.

  • It is light and at the same time, strong.
  • Max Motor powered machine.
  • Very consistent operation ensuring enough power for your tattoo work.
  • The DC jack plug is not universal.
  • Small pen-style tattoo machine that can be bothersome.


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Taking the EZ filter pen to the next level, they have addressed some of the previous concerns and transformed performance with the inclusion of a Swiss-imported Maxon Motor.

This offers increased stability and power and allows for continuous operation whilst you work.

The EZ filter v2 tattoo pen has been purposely designed to reduce vibrations, and it is much quieter than the previous model and comparable machines.

If you are looking for an EZ rotary tattoo machine that offers excellent quality and a high finish, the Filter V2 Pen could be right for you.

Allowing precise control, this is a tattoo machine that really does feel as if you are drawing with a pen rather than a needle.

Handmade with a lightweight space aluminum uni-body, this is a strong and stable tattoo machine that offers excellent maneuverability and flexibility.

It has an operating voltage is between 5 and 15 Volts and it has a rate per minute of up to 16, 0000 rpm.

This is particularly impressive when you consider that the vast majority of similar machines are usually around half of that.

The majority of users have reported this to be an excellent tattoo pen, highlighting just how consistent this machine is, with no fluctuations in speed and the ability to provide fine lines without breaking up.

One user even suggested that this was a ‘must buy’ for professional tattooists.


The last EZ tattoo machine on our list is the EZTAT2 Bat. A popular machine, this has an interchangeable cam system at 3.0, 3,5 and 4,0mm.

  • You will have three (3) interchangeable cam system.
  • The machine can go up to 18V of operation.
  • Fits most cartridge tattoo needles.
  • The cord is not durable so make sure you got spare ones.
  • The grip is hard to decontaminate.

EZTAT2 Bat rotary

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Offering three (3) levels of varying pressures, including soft, medium and hard.

The ability to swap out cam rods to match your personal preferences is reported to enable you to maintain the highest quality and provides excellent versatility.

The EZTAT2 cartridge tattoo machine uses a Cheyenne grip and cartridge system and the grips are available in black or grey, and feature a non-slip screw design.

The frame and chassis on this machine have been from top quality aircraft aluminum, which is durable yet lightweight.

The motor runs at 8000rpm and it has a maximum voltage of ten (10).


  • It is recommended that you opt for between 6.5 and 8v for color packing and shading and,
  • 7.5- 9V for lining and more detailed work.
  • If you are using the brass colored cam, check on the Allen screw and tighten it a bit more.

It features 85mm needle bars, which are compatible with most standard needle cartridges as well as EZ cartridges.

This EZ tattoo pen comes with a six-foot long cord cable, so you can easily move around as needed.

However, there have been some suggestions that the cable on this tattoo machine is not quite as durable as the rest of the machine.

Whilst these are relatively cheap to place, it is still something that needs to be considered.

Several of the users note that this is a top-quality machine at a great value price (like the ones offered by Bishop or Cheyenne), but others have suggested that the quality is slightly lacking when compared with other brands.

EZ Tattoo Machine Review Wrap Up

Tattooing is an ancient art form and developments in technology have meant expressing your creativity through artwork on the skin.

This is something that the Chinese tattoo machine brand, EZ, has understood and embraced over the years, producing good quality rotary tattoo machines at an affordable price.

If you are looking for to get a pen-style tattoo machine within your arsenal, we would recommend you considered one of the above reviewed models as in the variety of choices you can get from.

Autoclave is not much of an option for the pen tattoo machines as the material will not hold enough the high temperatures of the process.

Overall, an EZ Tattoo Machine could be considered best suited for beginners to the craft or for some that are thinking about converting from the coil to rotary world, but would prefer to try one out before they splash the cash on a top tier model.

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Hi!, I'm Thomas, the driver of TMA. Tattoos are a way to express our thoughts, right? but how can we do it without the right tattoo machine? Thanks to my tattoo artist friends, I can transfer their point of view about their experiences in the industry.

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