June 15, 2020 2 min read

You may have noticed that most traditional tattoo needles have a bevelled tip casing but permanent makeup needles have a flat tip casing. 

Many permanent makeup (PMU) artists have advanced to traditional tattoo machines or hybrid PMU pens to take advantage of the variety of needle sizes and configurations available. But they are often disappointed to find out that traditional tattoo cartridges have a bevelled tip. 

The traditional bevelled tip on the tattoo needle is designed to pick up and hold more pigment to give a heavier ink flow for less dipping and a more saturated work required for body tattooing. However, permanent makeup techniques such as hairstrokes, whip shading or pointillism require a light ink flow and a steady needle and have traditionally been done with a branded permanent makeup needle designed with a flat tip casing. 

3 Reasons flat tip casings are preferred by PMU artists.

Many procedures require steady pigment flow for even saturation. Whether creating ombre brows or a pixelated eyeliner, flat tips control pigment flow for perfectly even pigment saturation.

Detailed procedures, like lip blush or winged eyeliner, require accurate needle tip visibility. When creating a perfect tip on a winged eyeliner, or edging the perfect lip blush, flat tips prevent pigment "pooling" to allow for better needle tip visibility.

Fine hair strokes or delicate lipliner require needle stability for a perfectly smooth line. A needle within a bevelled tip has more opportunity for wobble than a needle that is securely held in a flat tip. 

Halcyon Cosmetic Professional universal cartridge needles have been designed with a flat tip specifically for PMU procedures. The needle comes in a clear casing for visibility and is also available in nano (very small) sized #1 needles (.25mm & .30mm).

Nano or #1 needles can be difficult to get that perfect ink flow as there is only 1 needle dipping into and picking up the ink. Our HCP needles are manufactured with textured needles to help hold the ink better and require less dipping. Textured needle, means the needles have not been polished on the tapers (ends) to allow the needle to hold the ink better and also stick to the textured needle better, instead of just dripping out of the tube.

Our HCP needles are compatible with any machine that requires a universal tattoo cartridge needle and have a safety membrane to prevent back flow. They meet the current standard of quality management for medical devices (Certified ISO 13485:2016) and we are excited to bring these to our permanent makeup community.

If you are unsure how to read the needle sizing and packaging you can read our blog HERE

More Information on HCP Needles: 

* Individually packaged, single-use and disposable

* 100% EO gas sterilized

* Clear or Transparent, medical-grade plastic for maximum visibility

* Flat tip for maximum precision and control

* Safety membrane to prevent back flow

* 304 surgical stainless steel, for max strength & durability with minimal nickel content

* Medical-grade plastic

* Textured needles to help hold the ink better.

Feel free to ask us more about the needles and we also offer mixed boxes so you can try different needles sizes. CLICK HERE

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