Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tattoo Needles

Construction of a Tattoo Needle

The needles drive the ink into the subcutaneous layer of the skin so that the tattoo becomes permanent. A tattoo needle is a basic but very important piece of equipment as many sharp ends are fixed into a single bar. Depending upon the need and choice of the artist there can be as many as nine sharp ends on a single bar. The needles are available in flat as well as round shape. Depending upon their ease and mastery an artist can use different needles for lining and shading. There are two different types of tattoo needle which are used for specific tasks, a liner needle and a shading needle. 

Liner Tattoo Needles

As the name suggests Liner means a tattoo needle that will be used to outline the shape of the tattoo. The liner tattoo needles are round in shape and the professional tattoo artists prefer to have at least three needles with sharp ends fixed on one bar. It is the bare minimum number of needles used to general outlining and if the person getting a tattoo wants a thicker outline of the tattoo then the artists use up to nine needles simultaneously. All the liner tattoo needles used by artists are rounded and these drive the ink into the skin. The other type of tattoo needle is used for shading. 

Shading Tattoo Needles

The tattoo artists commonly refer to these needles as magnum needles. The shading and color filling part of a tattoo design is done using the shading needles. The shading tattoo needles do not have a restriction of nine needles as generally tattoo artists have been seen using more than nine shading needles at a time. The shading tattoo needles are flat in shape and several shading needles are stacked up in two rows. The artists use it very effectively to blend different colors to impart realistic touch to the tattoo designs.

Tattoos are a very attractive and fashionable addition to the body and many of us can't resist its charm. But still certain mount of people haven't got one as they still concerned about the pain of tattoo and the health considerations during tattooing by tattoo needles. Full of pain, blood diseases, infections, dirty needles, etc. But these are all misconceptions regarding the tattoo process. Following is the truth about tattoo needles. Tattoo needles can be divided into two types: reusing needles and disposable ones. The former ones are more often used in the past. Now almost all people used disposable tattoo needles. In fact, reusing needles are also safe if correctly and completely sterilized. Autoclave sterilization and ultrasonic cleaning are two guaranteed ways which had been used by hospitals and doctors for surgical equipment. While many skeptics believe HIV, AIDS and other blood borne illnesses can be moved from one person to another with the use of tattoo needles, disposable tattoo needles are more recommended and common used.

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