Which Tattoo Needle.

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 A tattoo needle is actually a group of several small needles called sharps attached to a needle bar.

Also Known As: grouping, single, liner, round, flat, magnum, shader

Needles can be made in groups of 3, 5, 7 or more, depending on what the artist is comfortable with and what the design calls for. Occasionally, a single needle can be used for fine lining. The sharps are soldered to a needle bar, and the bar is placed in the tattoo machine through a tube. Needle groups also come in different shapes such as round (for lining) and flat or Magnum (for shading). Shaders are generally two rows of needle sharps spaced intermitantly in a flat shape.

The most common grouping are 3 Liner for lining, 7 Round Shader and 7 Magnum for shading.
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