Stacked magnums are used for shading, blending and coloring tighter large areas. Both can be used for lining if you turn the needle to the side. … Round curve magnums are used for shading, blending and coloring large areas with less impact to the skin.
Keeping this in view, what tattoo needle is best for lining?
#12 gauges are highly popular across all needle groupings and tattoo styles. Anyone referring to #12 or 0.35mm needles may also call them Standards. Common in lining and traditional work as they have a faster ink flow. Great for bold lines and colour packing/shading large areas.
Subsequently, can you line with a 9rs?
RS’s make lovely lines but they aren’t designed to be pulling lines as quickly as you can pull a line with a liner.
What angle do you tattoo at?
between 45 and 60
Furthermore, can you shade with a liner machine? You can put a liner needle in a shader (not a color packer with a hard hit!) for that effect or you use a soft six wrap liner for small needle settings. You can whip shade with liners which gives you a traditional style of the tattoo but not a soft shade.
between 1 and 2mm
Choosing the size of a needle is all about what kind of tattoo you’re doing.
- Round and low for lining small tattoos.
- Thick lines, large canvas designs (think back work), or shading, you’ll want a needle that’s more round.
- Mags are versatile and are the best thing for working with color.
Absolutely this. If u pull the machine backwards the needle becomes loose & jumps around. The reason we bend the needle slightly & put rubber bands on is to keep the needle tight against the tip. If you use diamonds you can pull a line without it jumping all over the place.
Shader needles can also be used for lining and there is no reason why you shouldn’t use them.
For thicker lines/shading/colourpacking, one would use a larger needle grouping like an 11, 13 or even 23 magnum. The last letters in the code refer to the way that the needles are arranged or grouped. In the example, RL refers to round liner. Lining needles are grouped in a circle.