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Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e I know you said you use strait 7 mags and curved 15 mags for most all of your color work, with long taper individual needles...But do you prefer standard size or bug-pin size individual needles. Thanks for your time. Josh.


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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e As of recently i have been using 17 mag bug pins that fit in a 15 standard tube.works pretty good allows smoother blends.as for smaller needle groupings im still on long taper.

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e hey mike
do you use texture needles to pack color?

thanks

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e ive tried em,but no,no texture for me.just sounds like more abuse to the skin,regular needles do the job just fine.

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e hey MIKE, what BUG-PIN use..............000 #8, or 00 #10 ?
u buy premade or solder?
where is possible buy a good premade BUGPIN MAGNUM ROUD SHAPE?

U ARE THE BEST MAN................I HAVE YOUR BOOK AND WAIT THE DVD....................

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e the best needle place is Mithra,they have great bugpins and rounded edge all pre made,not sure what the size bugpin it is off the top of my head.

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e hi mike
i have to say that im waiting for see you work in tattoo jam.
why you use long taper in your seven mag and not bug pin like in the 15 mag?
is because you use the 7 mag to get more solid color without blending?

thank you
hope see you the jam

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e the reason i dont is because i dont have them yet,this weekend im hoping to get some,i would probably start using them as long as they fit in the 7 mag tube nicely,so it would be a 9 mag bug pin that goes into a 7 mag tube.

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e heloo mike
i use a 11mag needle in a 7 mag tube,is fantastic.
dont you ever try this kind of bug pins?

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e The bug pin size should be #10 that u use Mike, if its two off (meaning takes 17 to fit 15..............Great needles super smooth blends

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e yeah i finally got the 9 mag bug pins from mithra,and i love them,they fit nice in the 7 mag tube,ill be using all bug pins for my mags from here on out.

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e the bug pins you use is long or short taper?
thanks

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e I had to double check myself so i just looked on www.mithratattoo.com and they are #8 long taper bugpin needles.

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e Hey Mike,

Im not sure if you can help me with this but I use mithra needles and disposable tubes. the tubes only come in 7-9 (lets use 7-9 mag for example) so if I use a 7 mag, the tube is really large for the needle and the ink pretty much just runs out. should I get the next size down? like a 5 mag tube? would that fit? This is especially bad with my liners. I ordered t7 needled with a 7-9 tube and the hole in the tbe is at least twice the diameter of the needle. Thanks for your input. ps. These are regular needles, not bugpins (I think I am going to get some bugpins but I want to make sure the sizing is right before I waste more money on tubes)

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e hi mike,fantastic work yours ,for me the best
dont you think that bug pin make more skin resistance?
its hard to get in the skin with bug pin

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e As far as the mags they should fit really good in the tubes from mithra,there is only one size tube for each size needle grouping,for the liners they are like that,i use the 5 round and i put it in the 1-5 liner tube. And to answer the last one,there is people that say the bug pin is harder to get the ink in and slows you down,but i haven't found this to be entirely true,yes if i were doing tribal or something that i do want to pack it and move on then standard needles would do the trick and get it done faster,but with something you want smooth,the bug pins get it smoother faster with less effort,so in a sense that saves you time,from having to work on an area to smooth it out. but all in all you can still get it in there fast and solid with bug pins. One draw back to them is after 4 or 5 hours of tattooing chances are you need to replace the needle and put a new one in, because they dull out quicker.

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e Thanks for the response Mike. It was a while ago that I got my mags from mithra and it looks like they added more options. I was having the biggest problem with my liners but I tried them (tight 7) in a 1-5 tube and they fit perfectly. I

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RE:Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e Mithra doesnt seem to carry curved bugpins in a 17. Do you have to special order them or is it just because there site seems to be under construction. when I click on any curved bugpins it brings me to textured curved mags.

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RE:Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e Mithra doesnt seem to carry curved bugpins in a 17. Do you have to special order them or is it just because there site seems to be under construction. when I click on any curved bugpins it brings me to textured curved mags.

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RE: Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e Mithra does have curved 17 mag bugpins and they're sweet! Not sure if they're on the website or not but just give them a call and order them

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RE:Bug-pins vs Standard mags

e Mithra doesnt seem to carry curved bugpins in a 17. Do you have to special order them or is it just because there site seems to be under construction. when I click on any curved bugpins it brings me to textured curved mags.

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