How to Set Tattoo Needle Depth?

Answer The depth of a tattoo needle is the most important element in the tattooing process. If the needle goes too far into the skin, it can cause infection and blood poisoning. For tattoo novices, it is ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Set Tattoo Needle Depth

Does boiling a tattoo needle in water&alcohol sterilize the needle?

Boiling water is insufficient for sterilizing tattoo needles, and alcohol is just a disinfectant. Only an autoclave can properly sterilize tattoo equipment. Go to a licensed artist trained in cro... Read More »

How far in does the tattoo needle go?

A tattoo needle is set to penetrate skin at a depth of approximately two millimeters. Ink is deposited into dermis and epidermis, with epidermis constantly growing. Some ink is pushed out of epider... Read More »

How far does the needle come out of the tattoo gun?

How far the needle comes out of a tattoo machine during the tattoo procedure is different for each tattoo. The tattoo artist determines the distance by factoring in outlining or shading, the pressu... Read More »

How far does your needle need to be out the tip on the tattoo gun?

On One Hand: It Varies Depending on the Design.Setting needle depth depends on the type of tattoo design that is being placed on the client. For outlining, the needle is closer to the tube tip in t... Read More »