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This is totally dependent on the size of the piece that you are doing, the bigger the piece, the bigger the needle set. Typically, I like to fill tribal with a round shader as opposed to a mag. In my opinion you get a tighter grouping without having to really work at it, and for the most part, I hit the edges usually with a 15RS, and then will switch over to a 25RS for the middle fill. Most artists, including myself, will have a machine set up solely for tribal. Having a machine set up for a nice long stroke will give you the optimal results for tribal rather than trying to do it with a typical machine set up for general shade.
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if u dont know this then dont even pick up a tattoo gun but ohwell its ur body so %^&* it well you see the round needles are made foor outlining a tattoo ohhh and use outlinin…g ink not regular black ink and the needles that are more apart and not round are the shading needles ohh and use only shading black ink not regular black ink but with shading neeedles you can use any depending on the size of ur shading spot just look at the needles and you will see This is best left to the pro's, but i will try to explain it. As with the answer from above, this is only partly true. You can't use any sort of black ink to shade with, unless you really are that good. The best needles i have found to shade with are round shading needles or small flat needles. I hope this answers this for you. Seriously, I'm no tattoo artist to tell you that that this is one of the many things you have to find out on your own. Learning to tattoo is about watching, looking at fine details, finding out information online...many other things. The best would be for a professional tattoo artist to do it for you. You will pay but at least you know it will be right. Laser tattoo removal is even more painful and expensive. Try to find an apprenticeship at a local shop, start getting together a portfolio with drawings of all kinds of medians and what ever other art you do, if it's too big, take a picture of it. I have practiced on my self. The first was a bummer, lucky it wasn't so horrible that I could fix it later on. But if you must know...A round shader or RS is for shading tight spots where a flat shader can't go in. A flat shader is good but if your going to do a big tattoo then you move to the magnums. There are magnum 1's and 2's (M1, M2) These come in a variety of sizes the biggest being 15 (I think). Size depends on the number which depends on the groupings of the needles. Tighter the groupings the more solid the line. The wider the more shaded effect. Try to order one of each so you can see and learn the difference between them. There are sites that can sell you about 40 with you being able to tell them which ones you need. I've managed to learn on my own watching friends mess up and do good, lots of youtube videos....LOTS....(You can't trust one), I have practiced on myself, husband, and another guinea pig who is well aware that I am not a professional but I do take seriously pathogens and sanitation, New Needles every time with disposable grips! If your interested don't ask and look it up for yourself. I really trying for an apprenticeship, but where I live there are only about 3 shops 5 to 15 mins away and 2 more about 35-40 mins away. And people are fighting over them! If you live in a city, your LUCKY! But be super careful...blood isn't a game and serious health issues can arise from improper handling and disposing of bio hazards!!!!
I prefer to use a 7 RL but on Ocasions i do use a 9RL
Use anywhere from a 3-7RL, and then switch up to a large mag. Also, make sure that the machine that's packing it is set up for a nice long stroke.
Think of needles like paint brushes, the rest will follow.
Yes. How else would they get pigment below your skin? They use needles, such as this 100 round premanufactured one. http://www.painfulpleasures.com/xcart/customer/product.php?…productid=3707&cat=268&page=1
Yes, you actually do the pricking with the needle and then you use ink to smear over it. But it won't last like a true tattoo would. Go to a professional to do it! Don't do it… yourself. You're only looking at disaster! True, but I got a tattoo in jail and used a sharpened staple. Used soot and shampoo as ink and still there 4 yrs later. But best to let a professional do it. please don't as they aren't sterile and your tattoo may get infected (best case scenario)
Flat? Do you mean in a row or staggered (mag)? I don't use actual flats but mags are best for gray shading and blending color, lose rounds are good for uniform flat color.
Of course you can!But why even take a chance as cheap as they are get some new ones.
Tattoo outlines are usually performed with a single need, while shading is done with groupings of needles. This is why the outline, for many people, is the most painful part o…f a tattoo.
It all depends what sized area you are coloring. Think of needles like paint brushes, different sizes do different things. Use this rationale to save you and your prospective …client a lot of time and frustration. This will also help you not do trauma to the skin, for if you try to color an area that needs a mag with a round shader, you will undoubtedly be chewing the skin up and making some nice hamburger.
I assume you're referring to a 5 Magnum needle configuration. 5 Mag's are used for shading and coloring or "filling in". It is a very versatile configuration that also allows …a lining ability it the machine is held at the proper angle. Basically, the configuration is 3 needles across the bottom and two needles stacked on top of those. We use them all of the time at our shop and they work well but will take some practice for someone new to the technique. Color with a small circular pattern to fill in areas.
A single needle is normally used for tattoo outlines.
Get the biggest injection needle you can find.