Single Needle Tattoos
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Single needle tattoos, also known as single needle black and grey tattoos, are generally tiny, highly detailed and not strictly but generally monochrome, typically formed of light, graphite grey lines and airbrush-like shading. This style uses a gradual, layering, fine needle approach to achieve a gradient control for a photographic level of detail in the dimensions of an actual photograph.
This style is typically achieved thanks to the improvements made with tattoo machines, needles and inks. As the name indicates, this tattooing style is typically achieved with a single needle such as a one round liner, which has a single needle tip. This type of needle enables artists to add more precision to their work, and allows for more details in a compacted space. Single needle tattoos are generally tiny, highly detailed and not strictly but generally monochrome.