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Everything You Need to Know About Tattoo Needles

By |2021-01-01T02:25:53-08:00January 1st, 2021|Tattoo Needles|

We get a lot of questions about tattoo needles from customers and so we have written extensively on it via blog posts.  Since the topic is so big, we have taken the liberty of combining some of our previous posts and included some new valuable info as well.  This post [...]

Tattoo Aftercare – What You Need After Getting A Tattoo

By |2021-01-01T03:43:20-08:00December 1st, 2020|Tattoo Aftercare|

If you want to make sure that your tattoo stays in premium condition throughout your life, it is important to pay good attention to your aftercare routine to ensure the ink heals brilliantly. The tattoo process does not end the moment you are out of the chair, and it is essential to keep your tattoo in great condition to prevent any infections or issues during healing. Whether you are on your first tattoo or your thirtieth, aftercare is essential to focus on.

Matching Tattoo Needles to Tattoo Tubes & Tips

By |2021-01-01T02:31:05-08:00December 25th, 2019|Tattoo Needles|

Each size tattoo needle grouping is paired with a matching tattoo tube tip.  The tip guides the needle and allows for ink to flow evenly. Below is a chart to help you match the correct needle sizes to their corresponding tips.  If the opening of the tip is too big [...]

Tattoo Needle Information – About Taper

By |2021-01-01T02:30:51-08:00December 18th, 2019|Tattoo Needles|

Although the type of taper a needle is not normally mentioned on the packaging, it is sometimes included in the product names. Taper is another aspect that artists take into consideration. There are short taper, long taper, extra-long taper, and even super long taper tattoo needles. The longer a needle's [...]

How to Tattoo Needles – Sizes & Needle Groupings

By |2021-01-01T02:30:59-08:00December 15th, 2019|Tattoo Needles|

The two digits in a code like 1203RL refer to the number of needles in the grouping. So in our example, 03 means there are 3 #12-diameter needles grouped together. The way they're grouped is defined by the letters at the end of the code. RL = Round Liner, which [...]

Tattoo Needles How to – Tattoo Needle Diameter

By |2021-01-01T02:31:58-08:00December 12th, 2019|Tattoo Needles|

Tattoo needles are differentiated by their diameters. This is indicated by the 1st 2 numbers on the needles packaging, for example, 1203RL, otherwise known as #12, 3 Round Liner. The leading number refers to the diameter of the needle so a 1203L or #12, 3 Round Liner means it has a [...]

Updated Tattoo Machine Anatomy Diagram

By |2019-11-05T17:12:37-08:00November 5th, 2019|Hildbrandt Tattoo General Blog|

I was working on an update to our manuals yesterday and had to recreate a higher resolution picture of the tattoo machine diagram we did back in 2013.  I can't believe it has been that long since we have updated some of these manuals!  We have people asking every now [...]

Jay Nelson, now of Generation X Tattoos in Florida

By |2021-01-07T08:57:52-08:00July 5th, 2016|Tattoo Art Submission|

Some of you may remember our post on Jay Nelson back in January of this year. The lucky tattoo artist has since moved to Daytona Florida inking tattoo's on vacationing bikini clad hotties.  He is currently working a spot at Generation X Tattoos, Jay has been continuously improving his talent [...]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a Tattoo!

By |2021-01-07T08:57:27-08:00July 5th, 2016|Tattoo Art Submission|

If there was any proof that tattoos have entered the mainstream of Canadian culture, look no further than our own Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, sporting his Haida tattoo. I am not sure if I ever gave it much thought, whether or not a Prime Minister would have tattoos, I mean, [...]


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