Flat Tattoo Needles
People also ask, what do tattoo needle numbers mean?
Tattoo needle count basically means the number of pins used to make up the grouping. For example, a 1209RL means a 12 gauge (see above for gauge info), 09 Round Liner Needle. The 09 meaning 9 needle counts (or 9 pins used to make a round grouping).
Regarding this, what do different tattoo needles do?
RL or round liner needles are used for lining. RS or round shader are used for shading. Flats are used for areas with geometric shapes and shading. Weaved magnums are used for shading, blending and coloring large areas.
What angle do you tattoo at?
between 45 and 60
The tattoo needle punctures your skin around 100 times per second, with the aim of depositing the ink in a region of 1.5 to 2 millimeters below the surface of the skin. The reason for this depth of penetration is to bypass the outer layer of the skin, or the epidermis.
A tattoo blowout can strike when a tattoo artist injects ink too deeply into your skin beyond the top layer and into the fat below. In this fat layer, ink moves beyond the lines of your tattoo. This creates a distorted image.
Such needles are used for different shading density and coloring. Intended for shader tattoo machine. All needles are packaged in an individual sterile blister pack, box of 50 needles.
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.
What To Look For In Tattoo Needles
|Needle Grouping||Tube Size||Commonly used for…|
|7M1||6 – 7 flat||Lines, shading, and color fill|
|9M1||8 – 9 flat||Thick outlines, shading, color fill|
|11M1||11 flat||Color fill and shading|
|13M1||13 flat||Color fill and shading|
How do you stretch the skin while tattooing your own arm?
- Use your legs to stretch the skin (if it is your forearm)
- Use medical tape to keep the area stretched.
A liner machine is used primarily for outlines and black work, while a shader machine is used for shading and coloring.