Tattoo Inks / Pigments

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Did you know? When you're sitting for a tattoo, a specially designed pigmented tattoo needle pierces through your skin at approximately 10-15 needle drops per second, fast enough to avoid puncturing the skin and cause bleeding but slow enough to avoid tearing the skin.

Many tattoo artists don't think twice about their client’s skin type before they get ready for a tattoo. But the color, nature, and condition of your client’s skin play a more significant factor than you might think. The process of tattooing involves puncturing the dermis with specially designed inked needles. Think of the skin as a container that you fill with art and colors.

If you paint a canvas bright red, it will appear bright red. But if you do the same with skin, it won't look the same since the skin has its own color and texture, so the bright red will not look the same. Learn more about pigments and skin to enhance your understanding about tattooing.

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