What is a 1203 RL tattoo needle used for?

They are great for lining, dot work, detailed work as well as larger needle counts can be found used for shading small areas.

What does RS mean in tattoo needles?

Round Shader
Round Shader (RS): Round shader needles are for shading. These are needle points organised in a circular form, but not as tightly grouped as a round liner.

What size needle is best for tattoo lining?

#12 gauges are highly popular across all needle groupings and tattoo styles. Anyone referring to #12 or 0.35mm needles may also call them Standards. Common in lining and traditional work as they have a faster ink flow. Great for bold lines and colour packing/shading large areas.

What is a 1 RL tattoo needle?

An RL needle is made up of a circular grouping of smaller needles. While many artists use the 3RL, 4RL, 5RL, 7RL, or even 9RL, the 1RL (consisting of a single needle tip) is mostly reserved for single needle tattoos. This is because it allows artists to create some of the most intricate pieces out there.

What are M1 tattoo needles used for?

M1 = Magnums are typically used for filling large spaces, blending and shading. M1C = Curved Magnums are gentler on the skin, so they can be better for filling, blending and shading in delicate areas.

What are Rs needles used for?

RS or round shader are used for shading. Flats are used for areas with geometric shapes and shading. Weaved magnums are used for shading, blending and coloring large areas. Stacked magnums are used for shading, blending and coloring tighter large areas.

What does 1203 RL mean on tattoo needles?

More precision is possible with thinner needles. If the needle package says: “1203 RL” that means, “#12 thickness, 3 Round Liner.” Our kits all include standard thickness. What are single needle tattoos?

What are the 4 defining properties of a tattoo needle?

The 4 defining properties are the diameter, taper, count and configuration. The diameter of tattoo needle types can be found by looking at the first two numbers of the packaging. If you look at your pre-made needle packaging, you will notice it will say something like 1207RL. The two numbers, 12, indicate the diameter.

What is a single needle tattoo?

Single needle tattoos are tattoos done with single needles- such as a 1RL. These have only one needle tip. Each poke only deposits one very small dot of ink. This technique allows for a delicate, intricate, fine tattoo. This often takes longer than a tattoo using multiple needle tips.

What is the difference between M1 and m2 tattoo needles?

M2 or stacked magnum are grouped in the same way as M1 but are tightly stacked together hence the name stacked magnum. RM or round magnum are grouped the same way as M1 but the points are arranged in a curved arch. So what tattoo needles do what? RL or round liner needles are used for lining. RS or round shader are used for shading.