Choose The Right Needles



All You Need to Know About Needles


Learn Basic Lining and Shading

The Quelle Round Needles are created in a circular pattern (flower-like design) connected around a center shaft for creating the round pattern. Round needles can be liners or shaders, depending on how close together they are placed. Needles that are packed closely are called Round Liners (RL) which are useful for lining your tattoo. The tightness of the liner (how close the needles are spaced together) you need will depend on the detail and fineness you are looking for in your lines. 


Round Shaders (RS) are loosely stacked needles around the shaft which are useful to fill in small areas with color, shade, and blend after the outline has been done. Medium Taper RS typically used for color work, allowing more needle contact with skin to inject more pigment Long Taper RS typically used for black & grey work, allowing more time on skin with less trauma. 


They are utilized for detailing, thicker lining and specialized work. When needles are stacked freely, they will create thick and intense outlines.

Learn Basic Lining and Shading

The Quelle Round Needles are created in a circular pattern (flower-like design) connected around a center shaft for creating the round pattern. Round needles can be liners or shaders, depending on how close together they are placed. Needles that are packed closely are called Round Liners (RL) which are useful for lining your tattoo. The tightness of the liner (how close the needles are spaced together) you need will depend on the detail and fineness you are looking for in your lines. 


Round Shaders (RS) are loosely stacked needles around the shaft which are useful to fill in small areas with color, shade, and blend after the outline has been done. Medium Taper RS typically used for color work, allowing more needle contact with skin to inject more pigment Long Taper RS typically used for black & grey work, allowing more time on skin with less trauma.

 

They are utilized for detailing, thicker lining and specialized work. When needles are stacked freely, they will create thick and intense outlines.

Softer Edges for Filling and Shading

Our Quelle Magnum Needles (or Mags) are curved in a quarter moon shape which are less traumatic to the skin in comparison with straight magnum needles. World renowned artists today prefer to use this kind of needle. They are made of high quality steel. Solder for soldering contains silver which prevents oxidation processes when working with pigments.


Weaved Magnum or Single Magnum. New style. These needles puncture the skin more evenly so your tattoo's look better. Magnums are used for filling in color, blending and shading a tattoo after the outline has been done. They are identified as M1. 


Stacked Magnum Needles allows you to blend, shade and fill in a large tattoo area effortlessly and are identified as M2.


Round magnum needles or curved magnum needles which can cause less damage to the skin and allow for better ink penetration. Recognized as RM (Round Magnum or MC (Magnum Curved).

Clearer, Darker Lines with One Stroke

The flat needles are stacked in a straight line and used for geometric shapes. Most preferred choice by artists for lining because their shape allows more ink delivery to the skin. They have a very tight soldering and almost freely penetrate into the skin due to it's sharpening and the elongated type. Lines are more defined in a single stroke.


These needles are closely welded in a row. It means that each kick of the machine will leave several points at the same time. Flat shaders are best used to areas that require curvature, such as hair. They can be angled to curve in a swooping line to give the illusion of flowing hair, water, or wind.

Clearer, Darker Lines with Just One Stroke

The flat needles are stacked in a straight line and used for geometric shapes. Most preferred choice by artists for lining because their shape allows more ink delivery to the skin. They have a very tight soldering and almost freely penetrate into the skin due to it's sharpening and the elongated type. Lines are more defined in a single stroke.


These needles are closely welded in a row. It means that each kick of the machine will leave several points at the same time. Flat shaders are best used to areas that require curvature, such as hair. They can be angled to curve in a swooping line to give the illusion of flowing hair, water, or wind.

Smoother Gradient Work


The Quelle Bugpin Needles are described as anything smaller than your standard and magnum needles made with much, much thinner needles. It allows for smoother gradient and finer end-results. Standard needles are generally between 0.30mm and 0.35mm thick while Bugpin needles are usually between 0.20mm and 0.25mm. Bugpins does the job when shadings matter most.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the needles pre-sterilized?

Yes. All of Quelle needles are individually packed, labeled as sterile, marked with numbers and expiration date.

Does this work with any machine?

Yes. You just have to make sure it’s in a standard set-up grouping if you aren’t using a cartridge machine. Inspect everything to make sure you have the right parts to make it work.

What is the needle code?

The initial 2 digits speak to the diameter of the tattoo needles in the grouping, the second 2 digits speak to the number of needles in the grouping, and the letters toward the end describe the type of needle grouping.


In this example, in our 1007RL model, we're discussing a group of 7 #10-diameter (Bugpin 0.35mm) tattoo needles in a round liner grouping. This item may be called #10 7-Round Liner Tattoo Needles.

Tattoo needles counts and grouping?

The next two digits in a code like 1204RL refer to the number of needles in the grouping. So in our example, 04 means there are 4 #12-diameter(Standard) needles grouped together. The way they're grouped is defined by the letters at the end of the code. RL = Round Liner, which means they're tattoo needles meant for lining work that are grouped in a circle.

How to use a Tattoo Needle?

So how to use tattoo needles like rounds, magnums and curved magnums? Rounds are quite straight forward. The larger the area of coverage, the larger count needle you would use. For thicker lines, use a larger count round liner. Pigment dispersion using a magnum is smoother than rounds. A good comparison would be a round liner is a pen while a magnum is a magic marker. Proper use of a magnum takes a bit of practice.


The magnum should always hit the skin at an angle. If it goes in straight and not at an angle it will stick into the skin which will cause the needle to jump. Always drag the magnum across the skin by pulling it across. Do not push forward as this will cause the magnum to dig into the skin causing pain and getting the needle caught. Color in a circular motion, a magnum, being wider, will cover more area faster than a conventional round. Wipe the skin often so you can pay attention to the texture while you are using a magnum.

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ROUND

LINERS

Quelle Tattoo Cartridge Needles (RL) X-Taper / 50pcsQuelle Tattoo Cartridge Needles (RL) X-Taper / 50pcs
$59.00

ROUND

MAGNUMS

Quelle Tattoo Cartridge Needles (RM) M-Taper / 50pcsQuelle Tattoo Cartridge Needles (RM) M-Taper / 50pcs
$59.00

ROUND

SHADERS

Quelle Tattoo Cartridge Needles (RS) M-Taper / 50pcsQuelle Tattoo Cartridge Needles (RS) M-Taper / 50pcs
$59.00

SINGLE

MAGNUMS

Quelle Tattoo Cartridge Needles (M1) M-Taper / 50pcsQuelle Tattoo Cartridge Needles (M1) M-Taper / 50pcs
$59.00
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