CNC® Short Tattoo Cartridge Machine Faulhaber Q1


The CNC Q1 machine uses the same Faulhaber motor as CNC Q2 tattoo pen. Compared to the CNC Q2, the Q1 has some subtle differences. The center of gravity has been adjusted and brought forward to give the tattooist better control and less fatigue.

We have also put together an awesome Q1 tattoo machine kit for beginners and professionals.

A short and portable tattoo pen machine with all its working parts integrated into the grip. The Q1 is the perfect machine for modern tattooing because it’s lighter and it has minimal vibration, allowing you to focus on the needle tip. It can draw delicate lines and it can also create perfect shading.

By quickly and easily changing the internal cam and pin, the stroke on the CNC Q1 can be adjusted. This gives you the flexibility and ‘hit’ to use the same machine for bold lines, solid color, or smooth black and grey. Our blog “How to pick the right stroke length” will give you an idea of how to choose the right stroke for the piece.

Key Features

  • Professional direct drive machine.
  • Lightweight design, classic appearance.
  • Faulhaber nominal 7.5V advanced DC-motor..
  • The RCA connection supports both wired and wireless power.
  • Accepts all major cartridge brands. (We do not recommend using hard silicone cartridges).
  • 30mm grip diameter
  • Length: 95mm
  • Light Design, only 110g
  • The eccentric cam and pin can be changed for different strokes.


  • Dimensions: 95mm φ30mm
  • Weight: 110g
  • RCA Connection
  • Drive: Direct Drive
  • Piercing Frequency: 40Hz-160Hz
  • Rated Voltage: 7.5V(Max Voltage should Under 12V)
  • Power intake: 2w
  • Stroke: 3.5mm
  • Needle protrusion: 0-4mm
  • Vibration total value: ≤2.5m2/s
  • Emission sound pressure level: ≤65Db(A)


  •  1 Machine
  • 1 RCA Cord
  • A few O-ring
  • 1 manual

Note: You don’t need to add the products below to your cart because these 2 products will be sent to you if you order CNC Q1 tattoo pen.

CNC POLICE CARTRIDGE SAMPLE PACK 5 TYPESOne box of CNC Police Cartridges( 5 PCS/ BOX) will be added to your package.

Welcome to CNC® Official Store. Since 2018, CNC® Tattoo Supply R&D Team launched a series of professional tattoo machines and gain huge success and reputation.  Quality and Service are always the most important principle that we always follow.  

We truly believe CNC® Tattoo Supply is making the most innovative products in the world.

If you don’t have a positive experience for ANY reason, we will do WHATEVER it takes to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase.

We provide 1 Year long warranty service for all your machines purchased from CNC Tattoo Supply.

CNC® has an excellent technical and after-sales service team, so when you have any questions, concerns, or need recommendations on any product, you can always contact us! This can be done from the Contact us Page form, Support email([email protected]), or you can reach out to us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, IG, etc).

You can contact us 24/7 and we normally respond within a few hours and usually no later than 24 hrs.

CNC® Tattoo Supply has overseas warehousing centers around the world to ensure that you receive your shipment as soon as possible. The biggest warehouses are mainly in the US and Europe and are currently fully stocked, so you can place your order with confidence.

We work with the world’s leading courier companies to ensure that our customers receive their deliveries quickly and safely.

(When your ordered products in our warehouses are out of stock, we will ship directly from the country of origin. Usually, we choose DHL, UPS, and FedEx. Normally delivery time will be within 7 days to the US and most European countries)
Generally, we need 24 – 48 hours to process your order, please keep your phone/email open so that we can contact you in case of any other situation (if there’s).

For the more detailed shipping policy, please refer to our Shipping Policy Page.

When you are not satisfied with any product or purchase error, CNC fully supports the return of the product and will process the refund at the first time, please click here to view our return details.

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This Q1 tattoo machine is one of the most popular short tattoo pens of 2022. It uses the German Faulhaber Flat Motor and is suitable for all sorts of cartridges and power supplies on the market. It can be used with a wireless battery or RCA cord. Let CNC Q1 tattoo pen promote your work to a new level.

The CNC Q1 – the professional tattoo artist’s choice!

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CNC Q1 Rotary Tattoo Pen Specs

Operating mode: Continuous operation

Dimensions: 95mm φ30mm

Weight: 110g

Connection : RCA

Drive: Precision motor-DC

Piercing Frequency: 40Hz-160Hz

Rated Voltage: 7.5V

Power intake: 2w

Stroke: 3.5mm

Needle protrusion: 0-4mm

Vibration total value: ≤2.5m2/s

Emission sound pressure level: ≤65Db(A)

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CNC Q1 tattoo pen in hand
CNC Q1 tattoo pen with tattoo needle installed
CNC Q1 tattoo pen parts display

CNC Q1 VS Q2, which one should I choose?

From customers' real experience

Ohhh that’s a good question! I feel the Q1 and Q2 tattoo pens are both awesome and amazing tattoo machines because of the various reasons I’ve listed in the reviews videos below. I have made a fully detailed review of the Q2 machine.

They both pair with a wireless battery well. I used the Q1 today on a text tattoo and it pushed and packed with ease. I’ve also used the WE to do small dainty tattoos and larger scaled tattoos as well. I’m a personal fan of the motor inside the Q1 and the Q2. In comparison to the WE wireless tattoo pen.

The Q series motors have less vibration but that’s also considering the fact that the CNC WE had an eccentric wheel motor. From my experience with these machines, all of the motors do their own thing and offer their own niches. For the essential lining, shading, packing we can really trust any of the CNC Tattoo Supply‘s machines.

CNC Q1 Faulhaber Motor
Tattoo Pen Review

CNC Q Family Tattoo Pen Comparison

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SPECIALIZATION Price $199.45 $209.95 $169.95 $169.95 $129.95
Type Direct Drive Direct Drive Direct Drive Direct Drive Direct Drive
Stroke Size 3.5mm
3.0mm or 4.0mm adjustable
3.0mm or 4.0mm adjustable
3.0mm or 4.0mm adjustable
3.0mm or 4.0mm adjustable
3.0mm or 4.0mm adjustable
Grip Size 31mm 30mm 32mm 34mm 34mm
Connectivity RCA cord or wireless battery RCA cord or wireless battery RCA cord or wireless battery RCA cord or wireless battery RCA cord or wireless battery
Needle Depth 0 - 4.0mm 0 - 4.0mm 0 - 4.0mm 0 - 4.0mm 0 - 4.0mm
Motor Faulhaber motor Faulhaber motor CNC customized Germany motor CNC customized Germany motor Germany coreless motor
Weight 110g 108g 123.6g 147g 153g
Capabilities All tattooing techniques All tattooing techniques All tattooing techniques All tattooing techniques, especially suitable for shading. All tattooing techniques
Body Tattoo
Weight 0.468 kg
Dimensions 19.5 × 11 × 7.5 cm


Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
John Peddle
Great machine

Love this machine so much I bought a second. Feels like such a huge upgrade.

Q1 Love these pens.

I have been building and modifying tattoo machines for over 10 years. I was working on what I thought would be the ideal pen machine for a while now but I found it in the Q1. If I was designing the perfect machine for me this would be it. I have 2 of them now, 1 with a 4mm and one with the 3.5mm cams. Love them both but the 4mm cam is my go to machine for most things now. Love the size, balance and performance of these machines and at a price point you can't beat. Well done CNC.

Károly Nagyabonyi
CNC Q1 faulhaber

Very nice tattoo machine.
Extreme light weight, very gold quality.
Helpful customer service and shipping.
Thanks for your help😉

Kirill Sushko
Get 4.0 stroke because 3.5 won’t be enough

Machine is okay. Does line well with 4.0mm. It will not sink one pass lines but will allow to sculpt. The 4.0 stroke was suppose to come with the purchase as advertised but was told “it will come with your next order”. Basically I was forced to spend money to get what was already mine. Police cartridges fit poorly. Works best with mast cartridges or similar construction

Jimmy Sedgwick
4.0mm stroke

the 4.0mm cam made the Q1 line and color pack 10x better, before ot was just OK at lining and color packing it was more suited for black and gray shading but with the 4.0mm stroke hit hits much harder and puls thick one pass lines with a 14 hollow round liner and color packs great with a 23mag

Yen Danny Chum
Great machine and very sleet.

Highly recommended, the quality on how it’s made and the price spent.

Russell Lalonde

CNC® Tattoo Machine Short Cartridge Machine Faulhaber Q1


Machine performs perfectly, have no complaints and the additional batteries are fantastic!

Nathan Menke

Absolutely love this machine! Upgrade from coil machine & very happy I did, this runs smooth & steady, easy to use & runs lines & color packs beautiful.

Joshua Gonzales

Granted I am a new tattoo artist I love this machine. Light weight really don't have to struggle with it at all, great price, great for lining and shading I will be looking to invest to buy another one.

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