CNC®Professional Shading Cartridge Pen Style Tattoo Machine Q5 Grenade



The CNC Q5 – a short, extremely portable tattoo pen with an ergonomic and lightweight design for optimal maneuverability.  More freedom and less worry l with this exclusive tattoo pen design. The CNC Q5 is designed with its power and stroke balance to be THE professional shader, right out of the box. However, it is also capable of lining, black and grey, and large-area coloring packing!

The Q5 can be adjusted even further by changing the stroke to achieve even more flexibility and options. By quickly and easily changing the internal command pin, the stroke 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.

Low vibration and reduced heat generation are achieved through the nanotechnology motor. We have improved the cam at the same time. The integrated CAM now includes 3.5mm eccentric wheels, flexible drive pins, and precision bearings, which make the perfect combination for soft shades and color packing.

Our tattoo machine puts you in complete control with ultimate consistency.

Key Features

  • Professional shader machine
  • The motor and drive pairing to create the perfect ‘first time pass’ machine, packing and shading color efficiently and avoiding repeated passes and the subsequent skin damage.
  • The nominal voltage is 12V.
  • Suitable for most artists operating speed.
  • The RCA connection supports both wired and wireless power.
  • 34mm diameter grip
  • Length: 96mm
  • light Design, only 147g
  • Accepts all major cartridge brands
  • The eccentric cam and pin can be switched


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

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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Frequently Bought Together

CNC Q5 short tattoo pen main + Tattoo Skin Practice + TA719 tattoo kit box + TC620 Tattoo Machine Bag Covers + + TA625-35mm foam GRIP COVER
Price for all: $238.36 Save $26.48

CNC Q5 Grenade
Shader Tattoo Pen

The CNC Q5 grenade tattoo pen is the first machine we have built to excel as a shader, right from the box. It has a CNC customized motor system with its 3.5mm stroke. Although a thoroughbred shader, the CNC Q5 can also be used for dotwork, lines and colour packing. he motor and drive pairing create the perfect ‘first time pass’ machine, packing and shading colour efficiently and avoiding repeated passes and the subsequent skin damage.

Light weight Design

Although only 147 grams, the machine has been designed with the weight forward, aiding the downward needle pressure.

Short pen design

95mm length. Free up your creative space to the fullest. Comfortable grip especially advantageous in situations where long working hours are required.

CNC Q5 tattoo pen features

CNC Customized Precise motor

The high quality CNC customized Germany Micromotor ensures the CNC Q5 performs excellent at shading and color packing.

low vibration

The drive structure is optimized by the professional CNC design team, combined with high-performance motors, thus significantly reducing vibration and noise.

OF CNC Q5 Tattoo pen

Operating Mode: continuous operation

Dimensions: 96mm φ34mm

Weight: 147g

Connection : 3.5mm jack

Drive: Precision Motor-DC

Piercing Frequency: 35Hz-164Hz

Rated Voltage: 12V

Power Intake: 2w

Stroke: 3.5mm

Needle Protrusion: 0-4mm

Vibration Total Value: ≤2.5m2/s

Emission Sound Pressure Level: ≤68Db(A)

CNC Q5 Grenade

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Q5 Shading Tattoo Pen Pro Review

CNC Q Family Tattoo Pen Comparison

CNC Q Family Tattoo Pen Comparison CNC q1 tattoo pen machine CNC Q1 CNC Q2 SHORT TATTOO GUN CNC Q2 cnc q3 tattoo pen red CNC Q3 CNC Q5 short tattoo pen main CNC Q5 CNC Q6 TATTOO MACHINE MAIN CNC Q6
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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 26 reviews
Jason Reynolds
Best machine I own.

I have several machines. For the price, you can’t beat this. I use it for lines, shading and color packing. It’s my go to machine.

jerry adler

Nice machines since I received it I have not used any others .. some of my other rotary’s I would go back to the coil machine but since I got your machine I never went back to any other thanks cnc

Kraig Santo
Q5 performance

So far so good.only had it a for now I'll say its smooth.has a rotary feel to it.give me more time and I'll have more to share.

Tattoo machine

I absolutely love my new machine. It has a lightweight sleek feel that is perfect for my carpal tunnel. The machine is quiet and cartridges go in with ease for color changes. Shading is great and line work has zero problems. Love it and highly recommend for those on a budget

Maryna Iatsiuk
Like Q5!!!

I really like this machine. It has a soft stroke and is light enough even for a woman's hand. Not noisy and technically powerful! I am very pleased that I made such an acquisition. (I use for Permanent Tattoo)

Dan Soule
Q5 Grenade Pen

Right out of the box I was impressed with how well made this machine was. For its pricepoint, I was expecting lesser quality. It is well machined, good weight, balance etc. Every brand needle cartridge I've tried fits tight and true. It hits on the softer side, so I mostly have used it for delicate line work, and softer undershading, but with proper voltage adjustment, it packs coler quite well too. After a couple of hours of use, it stopped working, and upon investigation, I found the plunger bar came detached from the cam, and would not stay on. So at that point I contacted customer service. They asked me to supply photos and video of the issue, which I did, and was immediately sent a replacement cam. Since installing the new cam assembly, it is back to performing as it did when first unboxed. I am assuming that this simply happens from time to time, and am hoping that the new cam stays together. Aside from that issue, the only negative I can find with this machine, is that when using the needle depth adjustment, it creates a large gap in the body of the machine, which is annoying if you bag your set up, or use sports wrap on your grips. Overall, this machine is well worth what ive paid for it. Please enjoy some of my work done with this machine, and CNC police cartridge needles. Cheers!

Alex Langridge
Please fulfill my order!

You haven’t fulfilled my order, I am still waiting for my second parcel and shipping update! I require tracking information and notification that my second parcel has been sent!

Hector Sifuentes
Best tattoo machines I have ever invested in..CNC Q2 & CNC Q5

I first started looking into investing in a good tattoo machine .. to replace my first set of coil’s machines . Started to look for rotary tattoo machine’s to step up my decision I have ever made. I first started with the CNC Q2 still love this machine and I still tattoo with this at the tattoo shop ...I been having this CNC Q2 for a year already still running great ... I needed a back up machine so I went with the new CNC Q5. Let me tell y’all best shading I’ve had. And I love that it can put out a great line work. Thanks to y’all guys over at @cnc-tattoo For this amazing machines .. I’m having a few of the tattoo artist that have bought and invested in the new CNC Q5. i let them try it out over at the shop at @spinning needles tattoos ... thanks again CNC -TATTOO. From @kekos_ink y’all are the best ...

Very powerful machine gun

Nice machine 💯

Emanuel Mejia Leon

Just testing this one, pretty small for my test. But everything looks fin

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