Magnum needle configurations presumably originate from Asia and Japan where artists and needle makers would fix needles on a wooden stick. The magnum tattoo needle is a versatile and unique tool, designed for pigment packing and shading. Their configurations generally cover a larger skin area and they are not suitable for making lines. In this article, I’ll discuss how you can leverage their benefits and make a difference with them in your artwork. Read on!
These magnum needle configurations probably originated in Asia and Japan. Artists and needles makers in these locations would fix needles on a wooden stick. This is a unique needle configuration. Lay down an uneven number of tattoo needles flat and lift each other, creating a zic-zac2-rows shape of needles that you solder together in this position. In this way, the bottom row of the needles is always one longer than the top row.
How Are They Made?
- .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: The configurations of REBEL Magnum needles are medium tapered.
Note: Don’t mix up the term “gauge” with the term “taper”!
Magnum Tattoo Needle Configurations
REBEL follows this system, plus inserts a brand recognition abbreviation: RTC = REBEL TATTOO CARTRIDGE.
REBEL Tattoo Cartridge – 27 Magnum = RTC-27M
Note: ALL REBEL Magnum needle configurations are medium tapered
Just like in the cases of other needle configurations, theoretically, we can create numerous needle configurations from 3 different gauges multiplied with the number of needles. But, there is a lot of overlap when it comes to WORKING WIDTH.
Working width is the total width of soldered needles that we use for tattooing. It means the width of the surface that the configuration can cover.
Based on the Chart Below…
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Caesar The Hun