With the growing popularity of cartridge needles, the days of having to have multiple setups to easily switch between needle types are long gone. However, with the growing list of companies producing tattoo needle cartridges, how do you know that you are choosing the best tattoo cartridge needles for your specific needs? Here are 5 points to consider when choosing what tattoo needle cartridges to buy:
Do the Tattoo Needle Cartridges Come Pre-Sterilized?
By now most of us understand the risks associated with tattooing, so there is no question that only sterile needles should be used for tattooing. Using a tattoo needle cartridge instead of traditional needles should be saving you time, not adding extra steps to your routine. If you don’t want to create the extra step of having to autoclave every single cartridge in order to keep your clients safe, choosing needles that come pre-sterilized and individually packaged is crucial. Always make sure that your tattoo cartridges come in their own individual packages labeled as “Sterile” and have a lot number and expiration date. Always keep this information for your records.
Are You Choosing Tattoo Needle Cartridges That Are Compatible With Your Tattoo Machine?
If you already have a tattoo machine that you love, you will want to make sure that the needles you choose fit your machine. Though tattoo needle cartridges can have somewhat of a universal fit for rotary machines, each brand of tattoo cartridge may have a slightly different fit. Additionally, if you are using a coil machine, you will need an adapter if you want to use cartridges.
Are You Choosing High-Quality Tattoo Cartridge Needles and Well Constructed Tattoo Cartridges?
The best tattoo cartridge needles should be ultra-sharp, free from bends and imperfections, and made with only the highest quality steel to ensure precision. The tattoo cartridges themselves should hold the needles securely and be made from materials that reduce friction. The needles themselves should be lined up evenly and well-soldered to ensure even distribution of ink and that none of them come loose during the tattooing process.
Does Your Tattoo Needle Cartridge Prevent Backflow?
Tattoo needle cartridges are designed to hold some ink so that the tattoo artist does not need to refill it as often. As the needles vibrate, a small amount of ink can flow back into the machine. This can lead to cross-contamination between clients that can cause infection and the spread of diseases including HIV and Hepatitis.
Good tattoo cartridges will have a mechanism in place to prevent this. Backflow prevention is usually achieved with a small rubber barrier that acts as a seal between the cartridge and the device. You can test for backflow by putting a small amount of water in the cartridge and then pressing the stem down onto a tissue or paper towel. The needle should not leak water onto your surface.
Why Are Quantum Tattoo Cartridges the Best Tattoo Needle Cartridges on the Market?
When we decided to develop Quantum Tattoo Cartridges, we knew the only way to do it right was to collaborate with industry-leading tattoo artists who have deep knowledge and love not just for tattoos as an art form, but also for client safety. Our goal was not just to develop the best tattoo needle cartridges for creating perfect lines, gorgeous shading, and smooth ink flow for even deposit but to make them comfortable and easy for the artist to use. We also vowed that these would be made to the same rigorous safety standards that Quantum Tattoo Inks are known for. Here are just a few additional ways that our tattoo needle cartridges are exceptional:
●Sterile and Individually Sealed: Each Quantum Tattoo Cartridge is sterile and comes individually wrapped to ensure the utmost safety for your clients. They can watch you open it right in front of them.
●Compatible With Your Machine: Quantum Tattoo Cartridges are universally compatible with most rotary machines including the most popular and trusted brands. You won’t have to invest in a whole new machine to use our tattoo needle cartridges.
●Made With High-Quality Materials: Quantum Tattoo Cartridge needles are ultra sharp and made with the highest-quality Japanese steel.
●Superior Construction: Quantum Tattoo Cartridges have a unique stabilizing system, made from medical plastic, to reduce friction between the needle and housing. This provides both a quieter experience and more precise results.
●Closed Tip for Stability: We worked with tattoo artists to develop the Quantum Tattoo Cartridge closed tip system. While switching colors may take an extra second or two, you will save time with fewer refills. The added stability is well worth the effort.
●Backflow Prevention: Quantum Tattoo Cartridges keep your clients safe and your machine in tip-top shape with our special backflow prevention valve. You will never have to worry about cross-contamination.
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