it's not common at all as far as i know. it doesn't make much sense. a liner generally needs to be faster & hit harder with possibly less time in the skin (duty). a shader will run slower but generally hit softer. that liner could really do some damage as a shader. you could possibly turn down the volts but i don't think that would get you far.12.6889%
ahhhh - yea. that makes more sense.I think he means needle configuration rather the machines , but I think it’s quite common,the feed back I hear is that some get better ‘ fatter lines using shader needles
I find I get pretty crisp lines using a RS actually...I wouldn't mess with spreading your needles. It's inconsistent and takes time. They sell "traditional" liners that are just that - open configuration liners. Tighter than a shader, fatter than a liner and able to produce consistent results
Straight out using a shader needle for a liner, you'll want to really watch out for fuzzy lines and you'll never get a sharp point (same with the traditional liner). However, they are used in American Traditional work quite a bit, even though the above traditional needles or a fatter configuration would be a cleaner option. If you're using a 5RL, jump up to a 9RL or an 11RL and get a crisp line out of the deal. The one place I would definitely consider using a shader for my "line" is if I want a soft line or something far off in the distance where a sharp boundary would distract from the piece.
Well, if they're healing well and staying that way, cool. Bet you they'd be better with a liner. By the very nature of the needle configuration a shader isn't going to be as saturated as a liner, you know, because of all that space between the needles.I find I get pretty crisp lines using a RS actually...
I actually read the opposite, that lines done with RL will spread more. tbh both will spread. But shader needles are easier on the skin which might reduce spreading. ime lines that spread the most are the ones with the highest trauma concentration.I’ve heard lines done with a shader needle tend to spread quicker over time