Remember – micro-pigmentation is influenced by two related variables: needle speed and hand speed. The number of injections or dots per second implanted in the skin is determined by your needle speed or frequency. The distance between injections or dots placed in the skin is determined by your hand speed. It’s critical to get the correct balance between needle and hand speed. Because the dots are closer together, a slow hand movement will result in a denser pigment implantation. Because the dots are widely apart with a quick hand movement, there will be less pigment implantation.

Your hair strokes will become overly thick if you use a hair stroke technique with a needle speed that is too high in comparison to your hand pace. In that scenario, you should slow down your needle or increase the pace of your hand movement to achieve thinner strokes.

Depth of stroke:
Your needle should penetrate the skin to a depth of 0.5-1 mm. The sound of the needle
is something you always want to hear. If you don’t hear the sound, the pressure on your skin is probably quite light. After cleaning the area, you’ll notice that the pigment wasn’t applied adequately to the stroke, resulting in a red scratched line. If this happens, go back over the line with the appropriate pressure and the pigmentation will absorb much more quickly.

Using as little pigment on the needle as possible:
The amount of pigment you apply to the blade is the first consideration. You must use
as little pigment as possible. This allows you to work cleanly without contaminating the area, allowing you to see the shape clearly.

Top up your needle with pigment regularly:
The second step is to reapply the pigment onto the blade before each stroke.

Gently stretch the skin:
Stretching methods differ from one person to the next. Stretching the skin throughout
the treatment helps to relieve the client’s pain and aids in the creation of clean, correct strokes. To implant the pigment effectively into the skin, lightly stretch the skin taut using your thumb and index finger for every hair stroke you draw, in the same direction that you draw it.