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Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by InkStained on 09/14/10


Ive finally been using curved mags.. Best move ive ever made. For soft blends and black and grey im using a curved 15 or curved 17 bugpin. How are curved mags for packing color??? I usually use a 9m #12.



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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by Memo on 09/14/10


I don't think curved mags pack as much color as standard mags IMO. It's even worse if you try and pack color w/ bugpins.


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by paulsxm on 09/14/10


i don't do much color work, so don't know much about it.
but curved mags are definitely a must for smooth b&g shading.


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by Ryan c on 09/15/10


I do all of my tattoo work color or b&g w curved mags . I find that blends are much easier to achieve without the sharp edge of a regular mag. The only issue I have ever encountered is getting right up next to a line w them especially when doing pieces such as tribal.


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by travelingtom on 09/15/10


i use curved bug pins and i dont have any issues with packing solid color, i usually use a 13 or an 11 for blending if i have enough room


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by TD Porter on 09/15/10


Curved Mags , - I will tell you this I love packing my bags with curved mags , they work better than anything outthere , at first I was using standard weaved mags , but fuck that shit gimmie a curved mag or nothin to pack a whole fuckn bag , thats it all you need 11 curved mags packs that shit in there , the entire bag will be packed and ready to fly . no need for multiple set ups - just 1 curved mag .This should help , ever since I made the switch 3 yrs ago I have been packing minimal 4 bags in one day!!!


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by Memo on 09/15/10


Dont get me wrong I love curved mags, I use them for blending, packing color into small areas & scooping up the small clumps of cat litter. However if im going to specifically pack color into a large area that has a minimal need for blending then ill use a standard or double stack.

I don't feel as if Im utilizing all the needles when I try and pack color with the curve instead of a flat surface and the needle diameter is smaller on a bug pin so technically the smaller dots cover less ground.

We have different needle configurations for different things, some make our jobs easier if we plan ahead. I used to use round shaders when I began tattooing, even for the larger pieces and as soon as I went mag, I never went back.

Though Ill have 2 try and pack my bags with them the next time I go traveling. : B


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by clever thoughts from IP: 166.137.136.222 on 08/09/11
, ny United States - website


Curved mags still have a sharp edge. It just has a needke on each side that is shorter but before them its a normal needle which means it has the same sharpnes on the sides just like a normal mag, snip those small needles on edge off and its a normal mag, when you put needle in skin those smaller needles on the side dont touch unless you tilt the needle and even if so the taller needles still hit 1st meaning sharp edge is still there and no big difference. Yeah i brought the topic back for no reason at all !! WHAT !!!! Say something !! I'm waiting for the bitches to start bitching haha


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by Eriksenn from IP: 98.234.255.60 on 08/10/11
Novato, CA United States - website


Gee Clever Thoughts(pretty ironic considering), you just dropped a knowledge-bomb all over us bitches!! Thanks for sharing the amazing knowledge you have amassed over the past few months of scratching or whatever it is you would consider it... You are absolutely wrong in regards to what a curved magnum is. The entire grouping is formed in a curved formation, hence the name : Curved Magnum. This design was developed so that as the needle grouping makes contact with the skin, the needles enter at the same depth all around, as the skin depresses slightly , causing less trauma, and giving advantages with multiple passes. WHAT?! Say something! (or some other catchy pop-culture blingtastic spiel)
Consider yourself more informed than you were=)


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by will from IP: 74.240.249.170 on 08/11/11
gallatin, tn United States - website


Thank you Erik. that guy made my head hurt.


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by Eriksenn from IP: 98.234.255.60 on 08/11/11
Novato, CA United States - website


Quite welcome, he is a troll for sure. Now to the OP(I am sure you have answered this yourself at this point): For straight packing, standard mags do seem more efficient , and heal more solid it seems. I like using med taper needles for color packing, and it has been nice!


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by clever thoughts from IP: 68.196.238.50 on 08/15/11
, ny United States - website


What ? Who the fuck are you ? Suck my dick homo, i been tattooing for almost 20 years in my own shop kid. I build machines an know more then you will ever punk. Actually before the shorter needles go in the longer ones hit first.

This is my opinion, this forum is going back to people bitching and insulting other artist again ? Ok. I said nothing wrong, also arron cane was a scratcher, tim hendrix and many many more. You probabaly scratched once, best lines gaston seen were from a scratcher so gain knowledge. im a troll lol how long you been sucking this forums dick ? Answering gay newb questions like this, go fuck yourself and try to respect other people instead of talking out your ass. You dont know me yet call me a scratcher. hahah Learn this trade kid

Lastly all i said was my opinion never said its a fact, many things you say are wrong or stupid , did i say any insults to you ? I wish i knew where you lived little boy, many talk shit online , not in reality. Kinda pissed me
off here. Most info i gave is 100% on , at least i try to help, i been tattooing a very long time and i got some insulting punk making false claims haha Very mature of you. Why even mention my name in a insluting way ? Do you want a problem with me ? Whats your phone # ? Address ? I can come to you an we can talk face to face if you want ,no joke. It seems like you want a problem so man up and do it in reality not behind your computer in your moms basement. Claim you have more knowledge the me then lets go ? Lets see speak what you want , you cant beat me in any battle. Now i just made myself look immature cause some punk ass scratcher wanna be likes to talk random shit and blacked me out. WHAT ? Dont speak unless its info to meet up and talk like men cause any other insults will just verify the bitch in you.

Will your head hurts from blowing your girlfriend and you not being professional and or you cant read. Man up or fuck off with your sad insults. Or are you the sane person trolling, only person on this shit forum is YOU and wanna be artists, the best left after the change and after people like you came along. My info is wrong ? Please tell ? What is wrong besides my oponion on
the curved mag ? Regardless the outer needles are inner then the outer ones. So obviously you just wanted a problem or couldnt take it with no girly drama so started yourself.


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by Eriksenn from IP: 98.234.255.60 on 08/16/11
Novato, CA United States - website


Gee, struck a nerve, huh? "Suck my dick homo!". That is priceless, and a good indication of where you are at in life.
If you feel the need to fly out and confront me(only to get stomped), feel free. I am at 6 Harkle Rd., Novato CA 94945. Bring your mom, so she can scrape your ass up off my boots.
You are annoying, childish and full of shit, Hence the derision towards your chest-beating.
I will be holding my breath, waiting for you. Haha


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by clever thoughts from IP: 68.196.238.50 on 08/22/11
, ny United States - website


1st let me say that i was wrong, I checked out a 15 curved from a co worker and they do have a full curve. This was my mistake that i will admit it like a man. I admit i don't use them and looked at one for a second one day a while ago when my boy got them in the shop, i didn't look long cause i guess i was to much into regular 15s that i looked for something bad about them to complain haha Well shit i was wrong but never said i was dead right in the first place. I still say some needles will go in before others resulting in less depth control but hey its my opinion , may be wrong i never even used one but i made sure to grab a few from my buddy today to give them a whirl.

I also have posted without reading, i will admit when im wrong but still i dont deserve to be insulted on a professional tattoo forum of adults and i wont react to any insults or drama anymore. Wastes my time and is also pointless so i will just try to ignore the bullshit comments and i hope others will do the same. To come here to help, discuss machines,equipment,art ect.. is to come here being professional and to not is to just shit on the forum an show immaturity. No disrespect towards anyone at all, i am not aiming specifically but just speaking to all who come to disrespect others.


Once i run the curved i can speak on it a little better. Peace , Relax stan


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by Eriksenn from IP: 98.234.255.32 on 08/22/11
Novato, CA United States - website


Ok, so does this mean you aren't flying/driving to California to administer a personal beatdown? Just wanted to clear that up, so I can loosen my grip on the wiffle-ball bat...


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by Jay Blackburn from IP: 70.183.169.54 on 08/23/11
Cranston, RI United States - website


I recently have tried the curved bugpin mags and noticed a difference in black and grey and even in color blending. The only drawback I've noticed with them (using a 15 bugpin mag with a color packer machine) is saturation on large fields. I feel like I get beter saturation out of a standard curved 13 mag rather than the 15 bugpin.


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Round_Magnum_Theory

Posted by ghettobeast from IP: 96.233.26.237 on 08/25/11
boston, ma United States - website


http://www.needlejig.com/Round_Magnum_Theory.html


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RE:Color packingwith curved mags

Posted by James Dean Jr. from IP: 24.192.166.248 on 01/10/13
Warren, MI United States - website


I've been interested in these lately as well, never tried em but what talking to an artist I know and he didnt seem to like them s far as packing in solid when he hit the edge of the area, seemed harder to judge and makes you a little more weary of "coloring "outside the lines" in a way, but who knows, going to have to pick up a few myself, someone might have brought this up but i was a little too lazy to read all the feedback hah


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