Just so, what size needle is best for tattoo 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.
Also question is, what is the smallest tattoo needle?
What angle do you tattoo at?
between 75 and 90
The extra line you are getting is because there is ink on the needle tip and this is dragging along the skin and making what appears to be another line, by just dipping the needle and not the tip should stop this or try working off the needle tip rather than riding the tube.
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.
Textured needles are needles that have not been polished on the tapers (ends). This means that these needles hold the ink better.
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.
The most painful places to get tattooed are those with the least fat, most nerve endings, and thinnest skin. Bony areas usually hurt a lot. Read on to find out which spots are likely to be most and least painful.
Some people describe the pain as a pricking sensation. Others say it feels like bee stings or being scratched. A thin needle is piercing your skin, so you can expect at least a little pricking sensation. As the needle moves closer to the bone, it may feel like a painful vibration.
Individual tattoo needles are not hollow. … As you can see from the image below, tattoo needles are completely solid, They don’t have tiny openings that ‘suck up’ the ink. Instead, the needles are used to ‘jab’ ink into the skin.
When trying to put in solid black and saturate large areas, it can be daunting sometimes. My preferred method using Dynamic Ink ( Talens is good too, its been packing in black for many years) is to use a standard #12 True needle or envy.