Inside: Flat Needle Tattoos Defined.

What is a Flat Needle?

Larger flat needles can be used for color fills and shading as they deliver more ink quickly with just one pass. Flat needles are good for intricate shadings such as in geometric patterns and some mandala work. The flat shader needles are also common in semi-permanent makeup

Flat Needle Tattoo definition

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How do you use a flat shader needle?

Dip the flat shader needle in the ink cup and press the foot pedal to work the machine. Press the foot pedal to work the needle, then place the needle against the skin in a shading area to begin using the flat shader needle. Continue to re-ink the needle and shade the area until finished.

What is a flat needle tattoo?

Can you line with a shader needle?

Shader needles can also be used for lining and there is no reason why you shouldn’t use them. If they work for you and you say you get a good line then that’s ok, so I would recommend using what works for you.

More Cool Tattoo Terms

  • Why your Tattoo Pens Matter – The pen drive mode is motor. It drives the drive rod through the motor and then drives the needle up and down to make the power more evenly. Because there is no shrapnel, the wormhole is strong in the skin, and it is easy to have a needle mark in a light color.
  • What are Dotwork Tattoos? – As the name implies, dotwork tattoos are images composed entirely of single dots. As you may expect, this process can take a long time to complete. Artists typically use black and gray, as well. But, this doesn’t mean that color isn’t an option. Dark blue is used fairly often, but brighter colors are less common.
  • What is a Tattoo Blowout? – Tattoo blowouts occur when a tattoo artist presses too hard when applying ink to the skin. The ink is sent below the top layers of skin where tattoos belong. Below the skin’s surface, the ink spreads out in a layer of fat & this creates the blurring associated with a tattoo blowout. Let’s look more at how it happens.