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What tattoo needle should I choose?

Uncategorized Jul 02, 2019

I never know what needle I'm going to choose for my client until I know these top 2 things...

Top 2  are:

  • first and foremost, what is her skin type?
  • what does she want- what's her vision/goal for procedure area?

    These  2 elements are just about equally important to one another, however,  I do put more weight on her skin type as this will dictate my result.

This idea of not doing exactly what your client comes marching through the door asking for can require a bit of client education. Especially if her heart is set on a hair stroke brow and her skin is oily or bumpy, or eyeliner that extends out too far when her skin is sagging.

In the end, you will be very glad you took the time to explain options of what will look best and the why. 

Our needle choice is personal and based on what we've learned. For sure, knowing your needles will lead you towards an educated decision even for the most difficult skin types.

 To your PMU success,


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

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