There are numerous ways to sterilize tattoo needles, including chemical sterilization, boiling, bleaching and flaming. However, the most effective method for tattoo and piercing studios is an autoclave. The materials nee... More »

The best method for sterilizing needles depends on the type of needle and intended use; needles may be sanitized and disinfected using dry heat, steam and high temperatures. Several effective techniques can be used to st... More »

Electric tattoo needles create semi-permanent designs by rapidly injecting ink into the second layer of skin, known as the dermis. Each penetration is roughly 1 millimeter in depth, and the ink is deposited into the tiny... More »

The first step in properly shading a tattoo is to choose an ideal needle size as well as adjusting it inside the tattoo gun. The shading begins and is performed by applying pressure to the skin and working in a circular ... More »

Assembling a tattoo gun is as simple as attaching the needle, needle tube and power supply. Always wear sterile gloves when handling tattoo equipment. This prevents bacteria on your hands from transferring to the machine... More »

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Home tattooing requires a needle, a pencil with an eraser, a ballpoint pen, tattoo ink, cotton swabs, rubbing alcohol and a bandage. To create a tattoo, make a tattoo implement, sterilize the needle and the skin, draw a ... More »

The needle of a tattoo machine punctures the skin 50 to 3,000 times per minute. Tattoo artists have control of the tattoo machine and can set it to run faster or slower depending on how comfortable they are with the mach... More »