Shop at The Pulse Professional online shop for the highest quality Professional Tattoo Needles available anywhere, We carry a large variety of sterile tattoo needles and needle accessories for discerning tattoo artists. Professional Tattoo Needles are sterilized surgical steel. Tattoo Needles are tapered – a taper is the length of the point and can be described as either short or long. You will find Liners, Round Shaders, Mags, Curved Mags, Bugpin Rounds, Bugpin Liners, Bugpin Mags, Bugpin Curved Mags, Hollow Liners, and Textured Mags. Common tattoo needle groupings describe the size, the number of needles in a grouping, and the configuration.
Different tattooing techniques are achieved with specialized shapes and configurations of needles. The needles are named for their shape and function: for example, there are Round liners, Round shaders, super tight liners are for super-fine lines. The configuration indicates how needles are grouped together, soldered in a group at the bar. Various needle configurations are used to achieve a particular shape or pattern of applying ink under the skin.
Liners – tattoo needles meant for lining work. RL are round liner needles grouped together in a tight round formation. RS are round shaders, grouped in a loose round formation.
Shaders – tattoo needles used for shading
Flats – flat tattoo needles are useful for shading in geometric areas. Flats are grouped together in a line formation.
Bugpins – bugpin tattoo needles create smooth gradients, for portrait work
Magnums – magnum tattoo needles are used for filling in large areas, blending and shading. Weaved magnums are for blending, shading, and coloring large areas. Stacked magnums are used for shading, blending and coloring tighter large areas. Curved magnums can reduce trauma to the skin. M1 (weaved) are grouped with two rows of needles in a weaved formation. M2 are tightly stacked magnums. RM (round magnum) points are arranged in a curved arch.
For more information about any of the professional tattoo needles we carry, email or call 1-877-421-2703.