There are four main types of needle groupings. Some have one specific use and others can vary depending on how the artist is using it. Tattoo Needles that we carry are pre-sterilized in individual blister packs. We carry tattoo round liner needles (tight), tattoo round shader needles (loose), and tattoo curved magnum needles. Our professional tattoo needles are used by professional tattoo artists around the world and are highly recommended. Below is a general explanation of the needle categories and how you can use different types of needles.
A tattoo machine is a hand-held device generally used to create a tattoo, a permanent marking of the skin with indelible ink. Modern tattoo machines use electromagnetic coils to move an armature bar up and down. Connected to the armature bar is a barred needle grouping that pushes ink into the skin.
A set of disposable gloves needs to be worn during each stage of tattooing: the cleaning of the tattooing station, tattooing the client, and the final cleaning of the tattoo. If you happen to touch anything besides the equipment or the client your gloves need to be changed in order to avoid contamination.
Tattoo inks consist of pigments combined with a carrier, and are used in tattooing. Tattoo inks are available in a range of colors that can be thinned or mixed together to produce other colors and shades. Most professional tattoo artists purchase inks pre-made (known as pre-dispersed inks), while some tattooers mix their own using a dry pigment and a carrier. Tattoo ink is generally permanent. Tattoo removal is difficult, painful, and the degree of success depends on the materials used. Recently developed inks claim to be comparatively easy to remove. Unsubstantiated claims have been made that some inks fade over time, yielding a "semi-permanent tattoo."
Add some hospitality to your next tattoo or first tattoo. In addition to our main co-working areas, we offer private room that are perfect for tattoo working or day-long lasting art, and other special events. Our friendly artist staff will make you and your guests feel at home, making sure you never run out of making tattoo and more enjoyments.
Tattoo Aftercare - 10 Quick Tips
- #1 - Leave your bandage/wrap on until told by your artist: While some artists may ask you to leave your bandage on for only an hour, others may ask you to keep it on for a whole day. Your artist knows which length of time is best for you and your tattoo, so ensure you listen to their advice.
- #2 - Wash your tattoo well after removing the bandage/wrap: Wash your tattoo thoroughly (but carefully) using warm water and a fragrance-free soap to remove any excess/dried blood and plasma.
- #3 - Pat your tattoo dry after cleaning it Use a clean paper towel to dry your tattoo by gently PATTING the area. DON'T RUB.
- #4 - Apply a small amount of lotion After cleaning your tattoo, ensure the area is COMPLETELY dry before applying a very thin layer of your chosen aftercare product/lotion to help moisturize and nourish the area.
- #5 - Wash your tattoo regularly Continue to use a fragrance-free soap and lukewarm water to clean your tattoo at least twice a day.
- #6 - Repeat the cleaning process until the tattoo is fully healed Remember that your tattoo isn't completely safe from germs and bacteria until it has COMPLETELY finished scabbing and peeling. Continue to wash the tattoo until this point (usually 2-4 weeks).
- #7 - Don't pick and pull at the flaking/scabbing skin Picking away at your healing tattoo can delay healing, cause fading, and increase the chances of infection.
- #8 - Stay away from the sun Don't expose your new tattoo to intense sunlight and don't apply any sun lotion to the area until it has fully healed.
- #9 - Stay away from water All bodies of water can contain nasty bacteria that which will ruin a new tattoo if you're not careful. Stick to short showers until your skin has fully healed, and don't go swimming.
- #10 - Continue to look after your tattoo once healed Once healed, keep your tattoo well protected from the sun and ensure you continue to moisturize the area regularly. Healthy skin means a healthy looking tattoo.