How Can You Recognize Liner Tattoo Needles?
Liner Tattoo Needle Configurations
Liner tattoo needle configurations usually involve the use of long tapered needles. Some manufacturing companies also offer them in extra-long tapered versions. As we already mentioned it in our previous tattoo needle categories blog post, you can find them with 3 commonly used tattoo needle gauges.
- .25mm – FINE – #8 is the standard system (US) designation.
- .30mm – NORMAL – #10 is the standard system (US) designation.
- .35mm – FAT – #12 is the standard system (US) designation.
Note: ALL REBEL Liner configurations belong to the LONG tapered group.
When a tattoo needle involves the use of .25mm – FINE – #8 wire gauge, it is commonly called BUGPIN.
Note: Don’t mix up “gauge” with “taper”!
The name bugpin probably refers to the fine gauge pins that we use for pinning butterflies because the .25mm-long tapered needles can be as sharp and thin as the pins for displaying the butterflies.
First off, let me show you the REBEL Liner cartridge inventory. I’ll explain the idea behind the selection.
NOTE: ALL REBEL Liner configurations belong to the LONG tapered group.
REBEL Liners vary in common gauges along with the number of needles that make up the configurations. All configurations have a final WORKING DIAMETER or working gauge/working thickness, which is one of the most important properties.
What is a Working Diameter?
The term working diameter is my own invention. I came up with this expression to lay ground for a better understanding of the gauge.
Working diameter is the group of needles soldered together. This can be manufactured from different gauges of different needles. And this determines whether we call that a BUGPIN liner, STANDARD liner, POWER liner, or ROUND shader. Also, it determines how thin or thick lines you can make or how big a surface you can cover in case of using a round shader.
The difference between these needle configurations is the gauge of the needles they are manufactured from:
#8 = .25mm needle – BUGPIN
#10 = .30mm needle – STANDARD
#12 = .35mm needle – POWER
- REBEL Needle configurations from .25mm (#8 US) needles. The term for this is BUGPIN Liners.
- The REBEL Needle configurations from .30mm (#10 US) needles. We call them STANDARD/Round Liners.
- REBEL needle configurations from .35mm (#12 US) needles. They are called POWER Liners.
Needle Configurations Sizes
Working Diameter Sizes
You can see 5 working diameter sizes on the chart. They can be manufactured from the 3 gauges of needles. These include 0.7mm, 0.85mm, .98mm, 1.10mm and 1.2mm (green columns).
Additionally, a 0.60mm working diameter can come with .25mm and .30mm needles. Also, a 1.35mm working diameter size may come from .30mm and .35mm needles (blue columns).
The rest of the working diameters are only from a certain gauge (red columns).
We developed the REBEL Round Liner inventory to help you meet your standards and unique needs by providing you with a wide range of working diameters.
To support you with the most reliable and up to date insights, I’ll write more blog posts for you on various industry secrets. Stay tuned!
Caesar The Hun