Ashta offers a range of permanent make-up needles available in various sizes and configurations. The most common configuration is round, flat and magnum. Round configuration pins come again in two sub-variants, namely Liner and Shader. Different configuration pins offer different implantation patterns. Generally, the best way to evaluate and select a suitable needle configuration is to test each needle and learn the one that best suits your needs. Here at Ashta you can choose from our wide collection of needles when you have decided what you want for your work.
So, if you are a professional looking for needles with specific configuration, you have come to the right place. Depending on the technology and style of the application, you can choose needles of your choice. All the needles we offer on our webshop are pre-sterilized and ready to use for procedures. At Ashta we offer standard and customized needles that are suitable for different tattoo machines and techniques. We offer needles that include special needles, traditional needles, Catridge needles and needles for microblading. Check out our collection and purchase needles that best fit your needs.
CONFIGURATION The way needles grouped and stitched together describe their configuration. Different configurations in turn affect needle implantation patterns. The most typical configurations are Round, Flat and Magnum. Round configuration has two sub configurations-Liner and Shader (Round Liner or Round Shader) How the needles are placed together determines if it is a Liner or Shader Liner: Needles lined with tips close together in a tight grouping – produces Liner configuration. Shader: Needles boxed at small intervals between tips in a loose grouping- produces the Shader configuration. Flat: Needles lined flat and straight together in a single layer, with little space between the tips of the needle. Magnum: Magnum is similar to Flat but with two layers of needles either stacked close together or overlapping. There are many different tattoo needles these days. The best way to evaluate and choose the right needle configuration is to test each needle and learn how it works just for you. It is up to the therapist to choose the needles she or he will use for a specific application. Permanent makeup procedure requires the right technology, knowledge and experience. Here we will briefly repeat the use of all needles. Choosing the needle configuration for the particular procedure is very important. Techniques that were introduced to PMU tattoo technology with traditional needles that have limited configuration combinations (compared to what the PMU market offers today) sometimes have difficulty transitioning to work with new techniques that include the use of new needle configurations. The advice is to go ahead and try new roads as well. The permanent makeup techniques that started their careers from Body Tattoos have some advantages, as they have already learned a wide range of the various needle configurations and their properties. We could see that some technicians use a 1-point needle to perform a full lip procedure … The point here is to inspire you to find out more effective ways to do the same job.
1-POINT Needle Many people use it to perform “hair stroke” technology. There is no problem with that if they had done this for some period and for a good result. Other needle configuration for this purpose are Flat or Slope needles. 1-point needle is best for producing very fine, thin borders (eyebrows, eyelids), for touch-ups corrections.
ROUND NEEDLE CONFIGURATIONSThis configuration can be used for many purposes. We just want to remind here that the most efficient use of these needles reaches all needles in the Round configuration penetrating the skin with equal depth. This will be achieved when the needle is placed at a 90 degree angle to the skin. There are two types of these Round needles – when a certain number of needles are grouped close together – Round Liner. They are best for intense lines. Thickness of lines determines the number of needles in one configuration (eg 5RL-five needles closely grouped in a round configuration) And the other type is when needles are grouped with little space between each other – Round Shader. These needles are good for filling small areas. (eg 5RS) Names for Round needles may be slightly different at different manufacturers, but the principle is the same: Round Liner (Rounder needles) and Round Shader (Needles at small intervals)
MAGNUM NEEDLE CONFIGURATIONS Flat needle configuration in two rows. For all Tattoo Artists this configuration is well known for shading and filling use. To achieve a soft gradient or solid filling, Magnum needles are very good to pick up. Soft or solid effect is achieved using “circular motion filling” technology.
FLAT NEEDLES Horizontal needle configuration in a row. These are the most suitable needles for “hair stroke” technology (in horizontal position). For Shading and Filling, circle filling technology is used. In either case angle can be 90 or 45 degrees. We could also mention Hand method Flat needles use to achieve a soft Gradient effect for eyelid shadow, half-lips, camouflage and soft base color for eyebrows.
SLOPE NEEDLES Wonderful needles for “hair stroke” eyebrow technology. Used at a 45 degree angle only in a horizontal position and “gradually lifting the technique” from 45 to 90 degrees to achieve the soft end of a hair stroke.