Unfortunately this turned out to be incorrect. The science was
wrong, that is not how ink gets into the skin.
R. Rox Anderson, PhD Harvard Professor and Award-winning
developer of Lasers for use in dermatology, tattoo removal, and Infiinite Ink inventor and developer
describes the process in tattoo in which
ink is deposited by capillary action not by injection, not by primary
action. A hole is made by a needle prick and as the needle comes out, ink is
sucked into the hole by capillary action.
We still sell these needles loose, "Serpentine" Brand for those who
enjoy making their own needles.
It would be incorrect to lead people to believe that textured needles can
lead to a better result. We are unable to verify this.
When we tested them, tattooists who knew they were given the newest
textured needles liked them. When they did not know, they couldn't
In addition to Serpentine Needles we also
have available what some
call "textured" though they are really "rough cut" un-finished needles,
the needle finishing process being interrupted not going through the final processes. We
experimented with various kinds like this without being able to verify if
the results improived
Our conclusion is: The claim of better tattooing because needles are "textured"
ishows no empirical support or merit that we can see.