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Question by SUPER MEX
Submitted on 3/31/2004
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How deep does the needle of a tattoo machine penatrate the skin? Also how far is the needle suppost to come out the end of the tube that it travels through?


Answer by Vanessa
Submitted on 5/4/2004
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It's about 1mm, going past the epidermis into the dermis. If any less than a millimeter, it might leave scratches and wear off, if any deeper it would be extremely painful, and there would be a lot of bleeding.

 

Answer by Sara
Submitted on 5/8/2004
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very interesting!

 

Answer by chizlpic
Submitted on 6/13/2004
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about 1/32 if an inch

 

Answer by Shifty
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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It has to go thru the top layers of skin into the dermis, which is about an eighth of an inch under the surface, any less, and it may wear away over time, fade very badly, or become scratched... if you go deeper, it can cause unnecessary pain, bleeding of an amount that should not occur, and can also make the tattoo scar more than it should, resulting in a tattoo of very poor quality!

 

Answer by DENDEN
Submitted on 10/12/2004
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DOESNT THE NNEEDLE BAR HAS THE BORDER OF THE NEEDLE THAT IS ATTACHED TO ITS BAR, and isnt the 1/8 of an inch already? so just make sure u line it up to dat, it might look too deep but thats how u suppose to do it so its ok and dont b scared to poke iight...

 

Answer by ASHTON
Submitted on 11/6/2004
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HOW DO I KEEP MY EPIDERMAS (TOP LAYER OF SKIN) FROM SCABBING WHEN I DO TATTOO WORK? I PUT ABOUT THIS MUCH OF THE NEEDLE IN _ SHOULD I USE MORE? LESS? AND IS CIRCULAR MOTIONS BEST FOR A FILLER?  iM DOING A TRIBAL PEICE ON MY ARM ....

 

Answer by Rossi
Submitted on 11/7/2004
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Actually, the reason they do not go so deep is because the fat in your body blurs the ink over time. This is why old tattoos look blurry, as
"back in the day" they used to pump the ink pretty damned deep. Nowadays they do it shallower for this reason. As to do with pain... I think my tattoos were pretty painful anyway... especially the ankle!

 

Answer by Big Thighs
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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I think tattoos are cool i just dont like alot of =them all over then it looks dumb

 

Answer by bunnie
Submitted on 11/29/2004
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how fast does the needle go ?

 

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Submitted on 8/1/2005
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Answer by Msizzle
Submitted on 10/7/2005
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I've got 'Keloid' skin, but not a bad case. I really want a tattoo but I dont want to be left with a nasty scar. What should I do? Will a tattoo leave a scar for me?

 

Answer by hermit
Submitted on 10/25/2005
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The best depth depends in part on where the skin is, whether it is over bone or fat, how thick it is, etc.

You can get a lot more information about this from an  ebook "Make a Tattoo Machine, Learn How To Tattoo" at http://www.tmbamall.com/hermitware/tattooing.htm

It's only $10 and it's got a lot of good information, animated diagrams, and photos.

 

Answer by ci
Submitted on 11/29/2005
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the thing that you have to realize is that the needle will require different depths depending on the skin type for the body part being tattooed but, usually between 1/32 to 3/32 of an inch. the needle will stick out of the tubes different lengths depending on the artist, some like to work from the tips of the needles and some like to use the end of the tube as the guide and let it touch the skin, i find some times this causes more discomfort for the client.

 

Answer by Bill
Submitted on 1/22/2006
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You can make your own tattoo machine from common household items. There is an ebook you can buy with instructions and diagrams and photos, includes heaps of info of what you can use for inks, needles, how to make stencils or transfers, etc.  It's cheap too.
http://www.tmbamall.com/tattoo

 

Answer by Z
Submitted on 3/5/2006
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What about the voltage? How should that be set up?

 

Answer by blond-e
Submitted on 3/7/2006
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Can you get poisoned if you go in too deep and it starts bleeding? even if the ink isn't toxic... if so.. do you know the symptoms... cause I'mfeeling really exhausted for the past 24 hours even when i took a nap I'mstill very exhausted. as well as nauseous

 

Answer by ironfist
Submitted on 4/5/2006
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its just about adjusting the machine so that the needles just penetrate as deep as it has power to do, and then bounce up again, about 1 mm into the skin resaults to a fine nice looking ,not too painful tattoo that wont make a scar.

 

Answer by ME
Submitted on 10/28/2006
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HOW MANY TYPES OF MAGNUM NEEDLES ARE THERE

 

Answer by henryf011783
Submitted on 10/31/2006
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when i tattoo sometimes the ink doesn't come out right. can someone explain why its or im doing that...

 

Answer by questionnnaire
Submitted on 2/16/2007
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i wanted to know if u get diagnosed with spina bifida but its not apparent and u have no back problems if its okay to get a tattoo because the needle wouldn't go deep enough to puncture the spinal cord if it came out of the spine...right?

 

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