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Guide to Dragonhawk Tattoo Needles

June 03 2021 – Dragonghawk Tattoo Supply

Guide to Dragonhawk Tattoo Needles

Guide to Dragonhawk Tattoo Needles

If you're a starter, you will be confused with all kinds of tattoo needles. Today we will tell you some basics taht will help you make the most informed decision.

Let us explain the tattoo needle model number.

Standard Tattoo needle model number tell us the needles size and type.

Example: 1001RL, 1209RS, 1211RM, 1213M, 1213M2
The 2 number in front mean the needles size, the left words mean the needle type.

Needle size means the diameter of the needles. Usually it is 08 (0.25mm diameter), 10 (0.25mm diameter) or 12 (0.25mm diameter) for tattoos and 04(0.18mm diameter) 06(0.20mm diameter) for PMU or SMP. 

Needle Type means the style of the needles.Usually it is Round Liners, Round Shaders, Magnum Shaders, Curved or Round Magnum Shaders

1. Round Liner Tattoo needles (RL)

Perfect for technical work, small lines and details

2. Round Shader Tattoo needles (RS)

Great for all-purpose color fill and basic shading, thicker lines.

3. Magnum Shader needles (M)
Used for shading.
Magnum shaders are the preferred grouping or needle type for pretty much all shading work. Magnums hold and deliver a lot of ink, making them perfect for large areas of colour packing and shading. Less passes are required over an area to work the ink in meaning less trauma to the skin.


4. Curved or Round  Magnum Shader needles(RM)
Used for shading.
The Curved needle run along the skin with more conformity, allowing for better dispersal of ink and a more consistent line. It’s also less damaging to the skin and helps with soft shading.

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