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Curved Magnums are a Favorite for Breast Tattooing


Curved Magnums are one of my favorite needles to incorporate for breast tattooing. The magnum puts in color efficiently and softly.


1015 Curved Magnum

 In the video, Im about finished with this areola and the last step is to add what I call a "layover" color.  It's typically a wash of a color or a pure color that helps blend my layers together.

In the video you will see 3 curved magnum movements/techniques 

  • Circles/Ovals - softly layering with a light touch working up to the edges
  • Back/Forth - Use needles to  softly layer pixels with a light touch that allows you to move back and forth on the skin
  • On the Side - With a curved movement shade the nipple focusing more pressure for a darker base and lighter pressure as you lift off creating the gradient shade.

Other needles such as a 3RL/S work great  for more added texture and precision.


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Liner Shader Guide

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.

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  • Shaders for a liner effect

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