What are 7RL tattoo needles used for?

What To Look For In Tattoo Needles

Needle Grouping Tube Size Commonly used for
15MR 15 flat Color fill and shading
1RL, 3RL 1 – 3 round Lines, intricate shading, and fill-in
4RL, 5RL 4 – 5 round Outlines, shading, and fill-in
7RL 7 round Shading and color fill

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Furthermore, what tattoo needle is best for thick lines?

#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.

Accordingly, what does 5RL mean? Needle size: The number before the needle type indicates the number of needle tips soldered together at the end. “3RL” is three little tips that each carry a little ink. This is for a narrow line. “5RLis a five little tips that will create a thicker line than the 3RL and so on….

Just so, can you use a 7rs for lining?

My usual liner is a 5rl, but for thicker lines when doing old school or anything that requires a thicker line I use a 7rl or sometimes a 9rl, I also sculp the lines sometimes to avoid changing needles or use a shader needle. Shader needles can also be used for lining and there is no reason why you shouldn’t use them.

What angle do you tattoo at?

between 45 and 60

What is the biggest tattoo needle?


Can tattoo lines be fixed?

Yes it can be fixed. Go to a reputable studio and check the portfolio of their artists, go get an appointment and talk to the one you choose.

What does RS mean in tattoo needles?

Round Shader

How do you get a thick line tattoo?

How deep do you go when tattooing?

Generally speaking, a tattoo needle needs to penetrate between 1mm and 2mm into the skin, beyond the 5 layers of epidermis and into the dermis layer. Anything deeper can lead to infection.

How far should a tattoo needle stick out?


What does M mean on tattoo needles?

round magnum

Do you push or pull when tattooing?

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.

Can I line with a 5rs?

Yes lining with a rs is very common. You will get a more consistent and solid line because the grouping does not taper. When using a rs, you need to slow your hand speed slightly or you will notice you’ll get tiny individual lines.

Can I use a shader tattoo machine as a liner?

Similarly, 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.

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