A tattoo needle should reach down into the dermis layer of the skin, which means that on the tattoo gun, one must hold down the armature band and adjust the depth of the needle to somewhere between 1 and 2 millimeters. I... More »

To achieve full color saturation, the needle of the tattoo gun must penetrate the epidermis and continue deep into the dermis. However, the needle must not push so deeply into the dermis that the tissue tears because thi... More »

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The ink used in a tattoo is placed through a needle into the dermis, or second layer of skin, according to Dartmouth Medical School. The epidermis, or top layer of skin traps the ink to create a permanent design. 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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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 »

Tattoo artists apply ink to the dermis, which is the middle layer of skin. The cells of the dermis are relatively stable, so the tattoo is permanent. The outer layer of skin, the epidermis, provides a protective layer th... More »