Mastering the Art of Tattooing: Wormhole Tattoo Pen Needle Depth Explained

– Tattoo machines perform close to 6000 tiny movements per second
– Tattoo machines use electromagnetic coils to pulse the needle into the skin
– The needle punctures the skin to allow space for ink deposition
– Tattoo needles can be made of steel, nickel, or chrome
– Tattoo needles are usually between .30mm and .35mm in thickness
– Round needles are used for shading and lining, flat needles for cleaner lines
– Tattoo needles are sterilized and disposed of after every use
– Tattoo ink is deposited into a deep layer of the skin
– Tattoo ink is immune to the body’s natural processes of expelling foreign particles
– Injecting ink too shallow or too deep can cause the tattoo to fade or lead to pain and infection
– Skilled tattoo artists adjust the machine and needle precisely to ensure they enter the skin at the correct depth
– It is important to find a reputable tattoo artist to ensure a long-lasting tattoo and a pain-free experience
– The article discusses the importance of understanding the depth at which a tattoo needle should be inserted into the skin
– Tattoo ink entering the bloodstream is a common concern, but trace amounts of ink entering the veins usually do not cause health issues as the body can break down and excrete the ink
– Taking care of a new tattoo through proper aftercare is crucial for a healthy healing process and the longevity of the tattoo
– The article explains that a tattoo machine uses an electromagnetic coil mechanism to pulse the needle into the skin at a rate of 6,000 times per minute
– The ink is transferred into the skin as the needle is pushed in and out, and the resulting gaps in the skin trap and seal the ink
– Various factors can affect the color of the tattoo, such as the strength of the machine, the amount of ink on the needle, the depth of the needle, and the quality of the ink
– The skin consists of three layers – epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue
– The dermis layer is the best place for the needle to ensure the ink stays in the skin without bleeding
– The needle should go approximately 1/16th of an inch deep into the skin, placing the ink 2 mm between the dermal layers
– Microblading or “wormhole tattoo” is a type of tattoo that is less visible and can be more damaging than regular tattoos
– The ink in microblading tattoos penetrates deep into the skin, which can lead to serious tattoo infections and skin irritations
– There is a risk of tattoo popping in microblading because the ink moves freely through the fat layer, leading to a distorted and messy appearance
– Tattoo needles can enter a vein as the dermis of the skin is filled with blood vessels
– Skilled tattoo artists know how to use the needles correctly to transfer a small amount of ink into the skin, minimizing the risks if the ink enters a blood vessel
– Ink in the bloodstream from tattoos does not cause problems because the body’s immune system can break down the ink
– If tattoo artists do not properly control the depth of the needle insertion, there can be a toxicity problem from too much ink entering the bloodstream