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Inside Needle Knowledge Masterclass

I.N.K., is specifically designed to be a go-to course for every permanent makeup professional, new or seasoned, who wants to expand their needle knowledge and artistry.  Online course access 24/7.





The pictorial content provides an in-depth extension of the subject matter.  There are several handouts including a Tattoo Needle Map, which is a unique course outline and a simplified way to understand what you are learning about.

The class is audio and visual. 

One of the main guiding principles behind our permanent makeup techniques and artistry comes right down to our needle choices and I.N.K. provides wealth of information for effective needle analysis and choices.



While every needle may not be appropriate for every artist or technique, it's within our scope of work that every artist should be well versed in the variety of needle choices available.

Choosing needles outside of what we initially learn can be intimidating. Whether you're a beginner or advanced in your career, the course will bring your needle knowledge to the top level so you can be confident in your needle selections.

There are guiding principles behind needle choices and once mastered, you will understand that you can choose a variety of needles for different effects and there will be optimal needle choices that fit your personal style of artistry. 

Inside Needle Knowledge™

and the innovative Tattoo Needle Map

helps you be a master when it comes to needles.



By identifying the guiding principles of needle basics and variables such as size, taper, speed, angle, and depth, I.N.K helps you have a deep understanding of needles so you can make good needle choices.
The class information is audio and visual. Pictorial slides provide an in-depth extension of the subject matter.

  1. Needle Basics and Variables
  2. Needle Anatomy
  3. About Machine and Manual Needles
  4. Size Systems 
  5. Needle Language Codes
  6. Needle Configurations & Uses 
  7. (liners, shaders, magnums, angles)
  8. Manufacturer Variables
  9. Taper Varieties
  10. Needle Influencers
  11.  (speed, stretch, angle, and depth + more)
  12. Bonus: Technique Video Tips 
  13. Single Needle Pointillism Video
  14. Curved Magnum Artistry Video
  15. ~ Approved for 3 SPCP CEU's ~


What people are saying...


“This class on needles is in a league of its own”

“...Mind blow - Jill brings a whole new meaning to needle mapping."

“Amazing, my hero.”


“I love the handout!”

“I almost missed this class thinking I knew enough about needles.  Wrong.”

“The audience was captivated by the depth of her knowledge and detail for each needle type profiled.”


“Having been a trainer for many years, this is a subject I feel has benefits for all technicians, regardless of their tenure in the industry.  The bar has now been set to its highest level on the subject of needle education.”




Located in Northern CA, Jill’s quest for knowledge and determination has led to a successful career in permanent cosmetics (since 2003); both as an artist and educator.

Committed to the craft, Jill develops her own techniques and focuses on ever changing tattoo needle configurations available to our industry.

She devotes a great deal of her time to researching, analyzing and studying needles which is evident in her knowledge and understanding of the variety of tattoo needles available.

She is founder of Timeless Skin Spa, established 1997, where she does permanent makeup and medical tattooing.

Jill is a contracted areola tattoo artist for Kaiser Permanente Northern CA. (One of the nation's largest not-for-profit health plans comprising of Hospitals and its subsidiaries.)


A word from Jill

“I’m pleased to bring an online comprehensive needle class to the industry that will definitely expand your needle knowledge. It has been my intention for the past decade to ultimately bring my needle knowledge based on thorough research, sound conclusions and applied experience to the industry. Because needles are what we create with, I hope to inspire artists to evolve their artistry and techniques with the help of  Inside Needle Knowledge- I.N.K.”  

What are you waiting for?

Enroll today in our I.N.K. Masterclass, the online go-to course for every professional permanent makeup professional, new or seasoned, who wants to expand their needle knowledge.


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