Mag Use Tattoing

A mag is a tattoo needle with two rows, one on top of the other. They're stacked as you would stack soda cans laying on there side, four on the bottom and three on top for a seven mag. The two rows are spread apart more than a round so the pigment dispersal is a little smoother. It would be like comparing a fine point pen to a magic marker. The little detailed stuff is for the pen while the magic marker is for larger jobs. The mags are made by soldering your needles in a row and laid out flat. Solder at the back, next use a single edge razor blade to weave the needles. One on top, one on bottom, then one on top, ect. Then with the razor in place another layer of solder is applied to hold this configuration. A stacked mag is where they lay four down and solder them, then lay three down and solder those. Then they solder the two layers together. This would be to make a seven mag stacked. Because they are closer together they are smaller, so a nine mag stacked will fit in a seven mag tube tip. Proper use of a mag is at an angle. You want the mag to lay flat on the skin, but lay it down so it penetrates at a slight angle. If you try to use a mag straight on the skin like holding it will pinch the client and stick in the skin causing the needle to jump. If the needle is flat on the skin then you need to elevate the eye loop till you have about a forty degree angle. You should drag a mag, not push it. What this means is that you should pull the machine away from the tip of the tube, similar to driving a car in reverse. If you push the mag forward it will have a tendency to go under the skin making it difficult for the needle to retract and move forward again. Solid coloring with a mag is very similar to coloring with a lining needle. You want to color in the circular motion but due to the mag being wider like a paint brush you cover more area faster. Think of using a mag like using three lining needle side by side to color. If you go slower then you will cause more damage to the skin. Pay attention to the texture of the skin by wiping away all the extra pigment while you tattoo. It takes practice but you can turn a mag on its side to use the edge needles like a liner. This will make filling in close to the line work a lot quicker. One way to practice using a mag needle is to buy one of those large black markers that have the tapered tip. Practice using the marker at a flat angle to make a bold line, and then turn the marker to get a finer line. Just remember to go backward to simulate needle use.

Tattoo Designs and Becoming a Tattoo Artist

Tattoo Designs and Becoming a Tattoo Artist

If you have any interest in possibly becoming a tattoo artist, this book will give you an inside look. Even if you don't want to become a tattoo artist, it will still give you an inside look at the profession.

Get My Free Ebook


  • andrea
    How to pull magnum needles across?
    4 years ago
  • torsten hoch
    What motion do i need to use a magnum tattoo needle?
    4 years ago
  • wiseman
    How to use magnum tattoo needles?
    4 years ago
  • klaus kaiser
    Do you push a tattoo machine forwards or pull backwards?
    4 years ago
  • Celendine
    Can you use round magnum needles to do lines?
    4 years ago
  • fiorenza
    When using mag needles do u do a circular motion?
    4 years ago
  • raine sundstedt
    Can you use a flat needle for lining a tattoo?
    4 years ago
  • hana
    Can you use a magnum needle to line?
    4 years ago
  • allison
    How to use magnum needles when tattooing?
    4 years ago
  • Barry
    How to properly tattoo with a mag needle?
    4 years ago
  • largo
    How to color in tattoo with mag needles?
    4 years ago
  • tuulia koivuniemi
    Can I use a shader machine with a magnum needle?
    3 years ago
  • How to use a magnum needle for tattooing?
    3 years ago
  • demi
    Can u do good tattoos without useing magnum needles?
    3 years ago
  • Marcho
    How to use magnum niddel in Tattoo?
    3 years ago
  • Pearl
    How to use a flat liner needle?
    3 years ago
  • arto
    How to tattoo with mags?
    3 years ago
  • Salvia
    What speed to use with a nine round magnum tattoo needle?
    3 years ago
  • J
    How to shade with a magnum needle?
    3 years ago
  • karen
    Do you color with round needles or flat?
    3 years ago
  • Tauno
    How to shade with a round mag needle?
    3 years ago
    Can i shade with magnum needles?
    3 years ago
  • Lisa
    How to use magnum needles.on portrait?
    3 years ago
  • Alesha
    How to make circle while tattoing?
    3 years ago
  • juha utrio
    What do tattoo needles mags do?
    3 years ago
  • katja
    Do you use circular motions for 7m tattoo needle?
    3 years ago
  • graham
    How to use a flat in tattooing?
    3 years ago
  • olindo
    How to make magnum tattoo needles?
    3 years ago
    Can i shade slow with a 7 mag needle?
    3 years ago
  • thad
    Can you use aflat tattoo needle for lining?
    3 years ago
  • Tancredi
    How to tattoo solid using magnum?
    3 years ago
  • Thorsten
    How to set up mags for tattooing?
    3 years ago
  • Mylie
    How to shade with 9mag needles?
    3 years ago
  • adonay biniam
    How to do magic marker test on straight razor?
    3 years ago
  • doda
    Do you go forward or backwards with a tattoo liner?
    3 years ago
  • simone
    How to set up magnum neesles?
    3 years ago
  • Mac
    How light should i brush the skin with a magnum needle?
    3 years ago
  • pirkko inberg
    Can you line tattoo with magnum needles?
    3 years ago
  • jana mueller
    How to use a maganum tattoo needle?
    3 years ago
  • kevin hill
    How to properly put color in a tattoo with a flat or a mag?
    3 years ago
  • matias
    How to use a flat shader needle?
    3 years ago
  • editta
    What is the best technique for using magnum tattoo needles?
    3 years ago
  • sm
    How do you push large magnum needles tattoo?
    3 years ago
  • Ubalda
    Can you line with a magnum shader needle?
    3 years ago
  • nicholas
    How to shade a tattoo with a flat shader?
    3 years ago
  • selassie
    How to stroke with magnum needles to make smoother tattoos?
    3 years ago
  • Ruta
    Are mags best for shading?
    2 years ago
  • haile
    How to shade tattoo needle motion?
    2 years ago
  • dina
    Does a magnum tattoo gun hurt?
    2 years ago
    How to use 5 magnum1 tattoo needle?
    2 years ago
  • kalevi
    Why shouldnt you use a magnum tattoo needle sideways?
    2 years ago
  • Benjamin
    Is magnum needles impossible to use?
    2 years ago
  • manuela
    Which magnum is use for lining?
    2 years ago
  • Roma
    What is the best magnum needle to shade a tattoo?
    2 years ago
  • johanna engel
    How to properly use a magnum lining needle?
    2 years ago
  • Cynthia Gutierrez
    Can magnum needles be used with flat tubes?
    2 years ago
  • may
    Do i run the magnum tip when tattoo shading?
    2 years ago
  • klaus
    How to tattoo with magnum tattoo machine?
    2 years ago
  • Wegahta Abdullah
    How to keep from damaging skin with a magnum needle?
    2 years ago
    Can I shade with R1203 needles?
    2 years ago
  • Yasmin Johnstone
    Which tube use of tattoo shaining?
    2 years ago
    How to use magnum tatoo needles?
    2 years ago
  • guarino
    How to set up useing flat needle groups?
    2 years ago
  • josie
    Can you shade with nine round tattoo needle?
    2 years ago
  • Adiam
    Do you push or pull tattoo shader?
    2 years ago
  • diego greco
    How to tatto with a magnum?
    2 years ago
    How to use large mags tattooing?
    2 years ago
  • leonardo pagnotto
    What machine speed to use for shading with magnum?
    2 years ago
  • eetu
    What tattoo gun for magnum rounds?
    1 year ago
  • irma
    What does it mean to follow the tube when tattooing?
    1 year ago
  • lavinia
    Can flat tips be used with round needles tattooing?
    11 months ago
  • swen
    How to shade with flat magnum tattoo?
    10 months ago
  • patrycja fleming
    How do you keep 9m1 needle from walking in a ss tip?
    8 months ago
  • Scudamor
    What is a flat shader in tattoing?
    8 months ago
  • Erkki Virtanen
    Do tattoo needles move up and down or backward and forward?
    8 months ago
  • Silvio
    How to use mag needles to tattoo dor soils black?
    8 months ago
  • Renee Cunningham
    How to shade using a magnum shader?
    7 months ago
  • Yemane
    What is a closed and open mag needle?
    5 months ago
  • nicole
    What needle is similar to mag needle?
    4 months ago
  • sarah
    How to use 11mag tattoo neddles?
    3 months ago
  • liya
    Which are the best mag neddles for tattooing?
    3 months ago
  • christian
    How a magnum tattoo needle works?
    2 months ago
  • Reija
    How to tattoo with a flat and a mag needle with a rotary gun?
    21 days ago
    What is a softedge mag in tattoo?
    20 days ago
  • Priamus
    How to shade with a soft edge magnum?
    19 days ago

Post a comment