Single Needle tattooing vs. a Traditional Tattoo!
Besides the motor that provides the movement, the other key element in a tattoo machine is the needle! There are numerous different styles of needles, and number of needles within a cartridge that are suited for different applications and techniques.
This shows a perfect side-by-side comparison, quite literally!
On the left is am matching tattoo I did for my two lovely clients, using a single needle cartridge. The heart of the right is a tattoo done by another artist using a traditional liner that has 5 needle cartridge for the thinner section and 7+ needle cartridge for the thicker section of the heart.