Needle Guides

Need help distinguishing different needle types and sizes?

Download and print these guides as a reference tool!

Tattoo Needle Types Guide

When looking at a page of tattoo needles on a website or in a catalog, it can seem a little overwhelming with all the different options available. No need to worry though! Here’s where the learning begins.

Needle Diameter Guide

The gauge of a tattoo needle is directly linked to ink flow. The narrower the gauge or diameter, the more controlled and finer the flow of the ink is. The gauge is indicated by a number (usually 8,10, or 12), and diameter by millimeter measurement.