What’s Unique About Round Configurations?
The Round Shader
- .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 ROUND SHADER needles are medium tapered configurations.
Note: Don’t mix up “gauge” with “taper”!
Round Shader Tattoo Needle Configurations
At REBEL, we also mark our configurations based on this logic. We name the brand first – RTC = REBEL TATTOO CARTRIDGE – then we add the number of needles and finally the needle category. We mark the gauge of the individual needles under the product code as #10 – .30mm, which you can find on the blister packaging. So, now you know what RTC-18RS means with #10-.30mm.
Note: ALL REBEL ROUND SHADER configurations are medium tapered.
The REBEL Collection of Round Shader Cartridges
The Definition of the 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.
#8 = .25mm needle – BUGPIN
#10 = .30mm needle – STANDARD
#12 = .35mm needle – POWER
The chart below contains the measurements of the working diameter in different gauges of needles, showing the correlations between them. You’ll see both metric and standard measurements on the chart.