Understand The Correlation Between Tattoo Needle Size And Pigment On Skin

Understand The Correlation Between Tattoo Needle Size And Pigment On Skin
1.Today we will talk about the differences in tattoo needle models, thickness, and needle tips. There are also their associated uses with skin and pigments.

According to the diameter of the needle wire, tattoo needles are generally divided into 4 categories: No. 14 = 0.4mm, No. 12 = 0.35mm, No. 10 = 0.30mm, No. 08 = 0.25mm

The thickness of the circular needle determines the thickness of the line, and you can choose the appropriate needle type according to different styles. For needle rows, the thicker the needle wire, the greater the amount of ink stored, and the higher the coloring efficiency will be.

The finer the needle wire, the smaller the amount of ink stored, but the matte surface will be more delicate. For styles such as realism, sketching, and portraits, you can choose No. 8 and No. 10 needles (sketch needles). For new traditional, old traditional, heavy color and other styles, you can choose No. 12 needle wire.

Tattoo needles can be divided into two categories according to their sharpness: sharp needles and blunt needles.

The thickness of the needle remains unchanged, the greater the taper, the tighter the needle closing, and the sharper the needle wire. What people usually use more sharp needles is also called conventional needles. Sharp needles have a wide range of applications and can be used in various styles. They cause little skin damage and are easy to use.

The blunt needle has a small taper, high color saturation, and a large needle point, which can effectively inject a higher amount of color. It is used for traditional, heavy-color, and high-saturation style patterns. At the same time, the blunt needle is relatively blunt, and the penetration resistance is slightly larger, so it needs to be driven by a relatively powerful machine.

There are so many subdivisions of tattoo needles in terms of model, thickness, sharpness, etc. because all skin types are different. European and American white people have large pores, black people have delicate skin, and Asian yellow people have intermediate skin. Tattoo pigments are divided into large particles and small particles. The large particles have strong covering ability, and the fine particles present a more delicate mist.

Therefore, if you need to use pigments with relatively coarse particles when making color pictures, but there is no hole made by using a thick needle on the skin, naturally it will be impossible to pierce the large particles of pigment into the skin. Therefore, it is best to use a needle of 0.3 to 0.35 to blend the color materials. In addition, to make the black and white fog of the sketch portrait, a fine needle of less than 0.3 is needed. The matte surface produced in this way will be delicate enough.

The reason why circular needles are used when cutting threads is due to the principle of physics. The area where the needle tip contacts the skin is small and the pressure is large, so the needle easily enters the skin. The needle used for fogging is different. The area where the needle tip contacts the skin is large and the pressure is relatively small. , the needle is less likely to penetrate into the skin. At this time, the tattoo artist uses technique and strength to control the depth of the needle into the skin to achieve different effects.

08 needle wire (0.25mm) If you choose this needle type, then we must know that because of the diameter of the needle wire, the needle tip should be one model smaller when choosing it. This needle is suitable because the diameter is relatively "thin". Do "portrait" and "realism".

10-gauge wire (0.30mm) This needle-type "round needle" can increase the "fluency" and "toughness" of the secant line, making the line more "full" and "solid". "I personally think that the 10-gauge wire fogging needle If you prefer traditional black and white and gray sketches, "pure water-based color pigments" are also a good choice.

12-needle wire (0.35mm), which is currently the most commonly used model, is suitable for "traditional black and white gray", "traditional color" and "European and American color". Its advantage is that the diameter of the needle wire is relatively thick. "Traditional black and white gray" fogging, over-coloring and fast leather The damage is relatively small. "Color" At present, the "particles" of international tattoo color pigments are larger and more viscos than "black materials ", so the 0.35mm diameter tattoo needle is more convenient!

14-gauge wire (0.40mm). When using a needle of this thickness, what is pursued is no longer delicate, but texture. 14-gauge wire or even thicker needles can puncture very large pinholes in the skin. These pinholes ultimately create the texture of the matte surface. Personally, I feel that the most suitable ones are Old School, old traditional particle mist, or needle-shaking, because the thicker the needle wire, the more supportive the needle will be. The needle is less likely to be bent when the needle is pulled. The disadvantage is that the needle is thicker and more difficult to penetrate, so it is not suitable for needle types with too large number of needles.

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