hey. just wondering wat is the best needle size and type to use as a beginner tattooist? iv practised on myself (leg/thigh) a tribal design but my colouring is quite patchy. iv been using a 9rs for it. any advice wld be much appreciated. kris
Tattooing yourself is quite tricky, as you will find that when it hurts, you tend to back off a bit.
Needle out around 2mm, slow tight circles, slightly overlapping the last. Trying not to go over the same area too many times. Once you have coloured the first quarter, you will probably notice that the ink lifts slightly under the skin and looks more solid than you first thought.
Practice, practice and more practice will give you confident results in days. Try drawing a few circles and odd shapes on pig skin and colouring them in.