Going to a tattoo supply store tomorrow. Advices for types of needles I should buy


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Hi,
As the title says, I'm going to the tattoo supply store tomorrow.

I need help figuring out what needles to buy for the work I want to practice on fake skin.

1- I want to practice the crayon effect. I have the speed down but not the needle. It's pretty much a thick rounder at a slower speed. Any ides what I should get?

2- Traditional lining. I'd like to practice those thick black lines but again, I don't know what needles to get for my rotary machine.

The needles I do have are so thin. Like a hair. I want something thicker.

Thanks for your help!
 

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Q1: can't help you with that, I just started myself with shading but from my limited experience I'd say 1213RS maybe?
Q2: for thicker lines 1205RL, 1207RL, or even more like 1213RL
What needles do you have 1201RL or 801RL maybe?
 

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For those chunky traditional lines, I use 14rl, but I know of several artists that shoot for like 20+rl. My 14rls work well but not super fat like the pros (which is cool for me so I can still line things like hair or scales or whatever without changing line weights.)
 

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