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for tribal tattoos you should use a nice defined line for outline with say at least a 5RL or you can use a 7RL and then fill in your black with a 9 mag. 14 mag needles are good for big areas (i speak of magnum needles because i do not prefer flat needles, however if you use flats you can use this same advice). the bigger the area the bigger the grouping of needles you can use. but you must know how to use bigger groupings of needles and have the tips for them plus know the voltage to use on them. personally i use "#10 9mag bugpins". they are wide spread groupings and smaller diameter needles which for me pack black and color very well. shade in your tribal with paint brush strokes for shade and tight circles and cross strokes for filling in black, but never overwork the tattooed area. and if your pigments arent packing into the skin then something is wrong. get new pigments then after youre done run your liner back over between the line work you did and the black filled area to complete the piece and merge the line properly to the black. beginners often forget this and leave skin color gaps around the line work of the tattoo.
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