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August 31, 2015

REINVENTING THE TATTOO - Trivia Question #18

A tattoo can be worked more thoroughly and will heal better if there is little or no surplus ______ in the needles when they are finished penetrating the skin.  

Answer:  FORCE - Any extra force will be spent pushing the needles deeper than they need to be, causing trauma, blowouts and longer healing times.  An important goal for tattooists is to find the right amount of force for their working habits and to refrain from hitting the skin harder than it needs to be hit.

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