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pointillism single needle May 01, 2019

My response to the question was, “I tattoo more,” (permanent makeup, microblading etc. are all considered tattooing.

The question:
Recently, my last client of the day asked me “what I will I do when I get home for the evening?”   In the last years, there has been a huge movement to online classes and artists displaying their techniques on Internet platforms. (Some good some really bad).

As an advanced artist, I love seeing what others are doing.  We never know it all and since permanent makeup is a craft, I never stop researching, learning, creating, and incorporating techniques from all over the world. Right now I’m interested in an artist from Spain.  He is a tattoo artist shedding light (for me) on the use of liner needles to create beautiful shading.

So at home, after some family time, I’m practicing, watching tattoo videos, or analyzing/critiquing my day’s creations and thinking about new techniques.  

My craft is a huge part of my life and I love to tattoo.

A technique I’ve been incorporating into my brow work is a pixel and pointillism technique that clients love for the natural effect and no downtime.  There is almost no peeling with the pixel technique since I’m using micro acupuncture size needles.  Even my rosacea and really sensitive skin clients are benefitting from the research and developed pixel and pointillism technique.

Needles:  for pointillism usually a 0801RL
for pixelating I use single needles but I also use liner needles;3,5,7 liners.


 To your PMU success,

PMU Artist & Needle Specialist
Inside Needle Knowledge, I.N.K.


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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.

It also shows how you can use:

  • Liners for a shaded effect 
  • Shaders for a liner effect

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