Gunnar Loves EST...

We're very happy to have Gunnar on Team EST. He's been using our Established Brand inks for a little while now, and so far things are looking VERY good. See for yourselves below...


Cool Rigs

Two of our old friends hit us up this week with a couple of great customs we thought we would share. First up was this sideways backward set up from artist Jes Aristoy. He crafted this from an aluminum Pulse corsair prototype he had gotten from us years ago. Interesting idea for sure, he told us it was a good light liner. Oh yeah and the Force is strong with it, so how can you go wrong.
We also got an email from an old school friend Nick Mascola. Nick has always made these beautiful one of a kind machines. Everything always has great lines and a ton of hand work. I have always been a fan of Nick's machines and if you own one consider yourself lucky he has only produced a small number and each one is special. Good to see people still creating!


Some EST. In the Skin - Jay Langer

Artist Jay Langer just sent us these great looking shots of some work he's been doing using our new Established pigments. The proof is in the skin, this work looks great. Jay can be found at the Ink Factory Tattoo in WI.

The Great Socket Head Cap Screw Change Over.

Since the day we started building machines we had made the decision that we loved the way the button head cap screw looked. It had a very nice aesthetic and fit in with kind of look we were going for. Though the years we have had to defend ourselves against those who were unlucky enough to strip the button head screw. Trust me when I tell you, no one stripped more button heads than us, right here at Pulse. We became experts at dremel slicing them out. Recently it came to our attention again that we should consider going to a socket head on the rear deck, well we tried it out and liked how it performed.
So we have finally made the decision to change it over. We like the way it looks, but we love the way it performs. It is quicker and easier to get to the back spring with the socket head.
The wrench is so much easier to use and fit in quickly.
Also as you can see, you won't be stripping out the head anytime soon. So to all those who told us to make the move for years, we apologize - you were right the socket head screw is a better performer and we are on board, socket heads for all our decks!
We also have some fresh new looks in our machine boxes. Nice.