Herein, what are 3RL tattoo needles used for?
What To Look For In Tattoo Needles
|Commonly used for…
|1 – 3 round
|Lines, intricate shading, and fill-in
|4 – 5 round
|Outlines, shading, and fill-in
|Shading and color fill
|8 – 9 round
|Shading, thick outlines, and color fill
Also to know is, how do I know which tattoo needle to use?
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.
What angle do you tattoo at?
between 45 and 60
Most modern tattoo parlors and artists use a tattoo machine, or “gun,” to inject the colored inks rapidly into the skin. A conscientious and qualified tattoo artist will work to keep the needle to a consistent depth of about 1/16th of an inch, or no deeper than the third layer of skin.
35mm, diameter. #12 is one of the larger-diameter needle sizes available and the most commonly used size. By comparison, #10, or 0.30mm, is the size tattoo artists most often like to use when doing lining work.
The machines are the same,their no visual difference,it’s the way you set up. one is for liner,it will have less needles usually round used for outlines and detail,the shader has more needles usually in a line used for shading and coloring.
Round Liner (RL): Round liner needles are for lining and outlining the designs. These are tightly grouped needles, organised in a circular form. Round Shader (RS): Round shader needles are for shading. These are needle points organised in a circular form, but not as tightly grouped as a round liner.
As far as tattoo ink getting into your veins goes, the answer is that, yes, it happens. The process involves ink being injected into your dermis, which happens to contain many blood vessels.
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.