What to Consider before Buying Cartridge Needles?

If you’re new to tattooing and order supplies on your own for the first time, you’ll be choosing between hundreds of brands and manufacturers. There are some basic signs of quality you’ll want to look for in every needle. This guide summarized by CNC® Professional Tattoo artists and we hope not only the best cartridge needle you can buy in our store but also some knowledge you can learn from. If you’re a beginner at tattooing and want to know more about tattoo needles, the basic knowledge about tattoo needles blog may help you.

Some professional tattoo artists are very happy to share their feelings about the use of tattoo needles, the pros and cons of these tattoo needles. Daniel shares his review of the Quelle tattoo needle. This is a great help to get a full understanding of a product.

 

Table of Contents

1.Firstly consider: Are the tattoo needles pre-sterilized?

Unless you want to spend a big chunk of your life autoclaving brand new needles, check to make sure the needles you’re ordering have been pre-sterilized. Pre-sterilized needles will be individually packed, labeled as sterile, and marked with a lot number and expiration date. Keep this information for your records. If you’re ever unsure of the information (or you’re unsure the needles met sterilization standards), request a copy of the sterilization certificate from the supplier. Suppliers are required to keep this information on hand and should have no problem sending you a copy. Rhein® needle is a sub-brand of CNC®, all needles products will follow the GB medical standards and manufactured in the Aseptic workshop. The Lot No. and Expire date printed on each single cartridge needle.

2.Suitability: Does this work with my gear(tattoo machine)?

Well, you want to buy needles for your tattoo machine, but not buy a tattoo machine for needles. So, if you do not want to do that, make sure the needle suits your machine/gear. All the cartridge machines from CNC® follow the universal standard and are suitable for most types of cartridge needles on the market, and of course, including all needles in our store.

The advantage of CNC Tattoo Needle Cartridge is that these needles are suitable for most tattoo machines on the market and the tattoo industry.

CNC POLICE cartridges
cnc tattoo needle cartridge police suitable for most tattoo machines on the market

 3.Quality: Are the needles straight, unbent, and sharp?

If the needles you ordered are crooked, bent, or dull, we suggest do not use them. Bent, dull groupings can do major damage to the skin and won’t distribute the ink evenly. To make matters worse, they can cause serious illnesses if you use them.  We can proudly say that this has never happened to any of our products.

4.Craftsmanship: Are the needles well soldered?

Check where the needles attach to the bar or center rod: are the needles loose? If so, you won’t want to use them. Loose needles are at risk for coming off during your session and can cause the same issues like crooked, dull groupings.

cnc police tattoo cartridges =
WELL SOLDERED TATTOO NEEDLE CNC TATTOO NEEDLE(RL)

 5.Needle usage: Is this the right needle for what I want to do?

The last thing you’re going to want to check is if you’re ordering the needles you actually need. Like we explained above, different groupings have different uses. Here’s a sample table to help you make the decision:

Needle GroupingTube SizeGenerally used for
4F, 5F4 – 5 flatLines and   detail
6F, 7F6   – 7 flatShading,   thicker lines, and color fill
9F8   – 9 flatShading   and color fill
5M14   – 5 flatThick   lines, color fill, and shading
7M16   – 7 flatLines,   shading, and color fill
9M18   – 9 flatThick   outlines, shading, color fill
11M111   flatColor   fill and shading
13M113   flatColor   fill and shading
15M115   flatColor   fill and shading
5M2, 7M2, 9M24   – 5 flatOutlines,   lines, detail, and shading
11M2, 13M26   -7 flatThick   outlines, thick lines, shading, and color fill
15M28   – 9 flatColor   fill and shading
5MR4   – 5 flatSmall   lines, detail work, and intricate shading
7MR6   – 7 flatLines,   shading, color fill, and detail work
9MR8   – 9 flatOutlines,   shading, and color fill
11MR11   flatColor   fill and shading
13MR13   flatColor   fill and shading
15MR15   flatColor   fill and shading
1RL, 3RL1   – 3 roundLines,   intricate shading, and fill-in
4RL, 5RL4   – 5 roundOutlines,   shading, and fill-in
7RL7   roundShading   and color fill
8RL, 9RL8   – 9 roundShading,   thick outlines, and color fill
11RL, 14 RL11   – 14 roundShading   and color fill
3RS1   – 3 roundLines   and small detail
5RS4   – 5 roundLines,   slim shading areas, and small detail
7RS7   roundShading,   thicker lines, small area fill in
8RS, 9RS8   – 9 roundShading,   thick outlines, and color fill in
14RS11   – 14 roundShading   and color
4F, 5F4   – 5 flatLines   and detail
6F, 7F6   – 7 flatShading,   thicker lines, and color fill
9F8   – 9 flatShading   and color fill
5M14   – 5 flatThick   lines, color fill, and shading
7M16   – 7 flatLines,   shading, and color fill
9M18   – 9 flatThick   outlines, shading, color fill
11M111   flatColor   fill and shading
13M113   flatColor   fill and shading
15M115   flatColor   fill and shading
5M2, 7M2, 9M24   – 5 flatOutlines,   lines, detail, and shading
11M2, 13M26   -7 flatThick   outlines, thick lines, shading, and color fill
15M28   – 9 flatColor   fill and shading
5MR4   – 5 flatSmall   lines, detail work, and intricate shading
7MR6   – 7 flatLines,   shading, color fill, and detail work
9MR8   – 9 flatOutlines,   shading, and color fill
11MR11   flatColor   fill and shading
13MR13   flatColor   fill and shading
15MR15   flatColor   fill and shading

What we suggest

Although all businessmen will praise their products as being of the highest quality and childlike. We are also so vulgar.
This comes from our confidence in our production process and product quality control. We have world-leading automated production lines and extremely strict hygiene standards required. And we take responsibility for every box of needles we sell to the end. The latest addition to our current range is the CNC Cartridge Tattoo Needle Police. Not only is it a huge improvement in handholding feel, but more importantly, it will make the tattoo industry more user-oriented, and it’s time to get those substandard tattoo needles out of the market.

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