As most of you know by now, the LACEnano comes from Slovenia. Slovenia is a small Central European country located between Austria and Italy. We have a population of just 2 million, but still enough world class tattoo artists to enable us to do the initial testing at home. We quickly went over our borders tho and got opinions of many other European artists because in Europe everything is close and the borders are open.
Slovenia is also known by its vast expanse of forests, that cover most of the country, clean air and water, high mountains and beautiful beaches and most of all; by the friendly people.
Our location enables us to get parts from European suppliers efficiently and in fact we get all our parts from either central and western European countries. China just doesn’t make sense, when you have so many quality suppliers at your doorstep.
But the most important reason, why Slovenia is the perfect place to make a high quality tattoo machine is not it’s location, but our rich history in metalworking and machining. Slovenia has been a forerunner in these areas for a really long time and there are family owned machine shops around every corner. We also have many high technology companies like Akrapovič that builds the best motorcycle exhaust systems in the world. Or for instance this other company that makes the majority of the world’s automotive turbochargers. There are engineers everywhere here and many of them make their own small companies that are now our suppliers.
We are spoiled for choice and when it comes to machining (the single most important part of building a high quality tattoo machine) we were able to partner up with one of the best machinist in the region. They are a family owned business that have been designing and making dental devices for three generations now and they have excellent machining capabilities and understand what it takes to make parts that will last for decades, made within 1 micrometer tolerances and will be able to withstand autoclaving and general abuse.
This is why there is no other place in the world, where we would rather build the LACEnano.