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 »

Tat Soul Premium Supply offers a free sample of its tattoo needles and ink. Orders for this sample pack are expected to be shipped out to customers between one and three business days after the product's warehouse arriva... More »

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 »

When shading and tattooing in general, the tattoo needle sticks out of the end of the tattoo machine about 2 millimeters. If the tattoo needle is shorter than 1 millimeter, it may not penetrate the skin to the dermis, wh... More »

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 »

According to Tracy V. Wilson of How Stuff Works, tattoos are done by an artist injecting ink into a person's skin using an electrically powered tattoo machine. The machine uses a small needle to puncture the skin between... 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 »