After the 1st pass…
(Post mastectomy and reconstruction due to breast cancer)
In the video I’ve finished my first pass. Im layering in texture and details with a pure ink (no dilution).
This can be done after my first pass and/or reinforced at the end of the procedure.
You will mainly see 2 techniques with a 3RL that add:
⚪️Pointillism- a controlled in and out movement that adds specific color and works well over scar areas with light-medium pressure depending on the thickness of the skin and scar.
⚪️⚪️⚪️Stippling- a looser more surface movement that “speckles” in color with no specific pattern. This works well for texture and I often cross dip colors (no rinsing) as the desired result is mottled.
See the next post for a continuation using a curved magnum needle.
If you’re new to areola tattooing, I do suggest incorporating multiple needles.
For my style of breast work, I usually have 2-4 needles to give a realistic areola and 3D dimension.
To your PMU success,
PMU Artist & Needle Specialist
Inside Needle Knowledge
This chart helps you pay attention to your hand speed, machine speed, and hand movements when using liners for a liner effect and shaders for a shaded effect.
It also shows how you can use:
A great go-to chart is just the beginning!