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Thanks to the advancements in tattooing technology, artists today are capable of producing designs that are more and more detailed and interesting. This tattoo style is known as fine line tattoo style and these designs are meant to resemble the look that technical pens can provide on paper. 

Fine line tattooing is characterized by straight or curved lines that are very thin and there’s no use of gradations in shade or color. These tattoos emphasize form, not color, texture, or shading. Because of that, there can be many details included into the design without having it be overcharged. This kind of tattoo is done using round liner needles, so it produces less pain than other bolder, thicker tattoo styles that require the skin to be penetrated deeper and longer. 

Fine Line Tattoo Technique

Fine line tattoos are generally small in scale and they use a monochromatic color palette. The process is less painful because artists use round liner needles, and this is a great reason why it has become such a popular tattoo style. File line tattoos are not only less painful, they also put a lot less stress on your skin and they heal faster. Provided, of course, that you take good care of your tattoo.  

Fine line tattoos are not only elegant, they’re gorgeous and they stand out because they look so clean and simple. However, there are many details involved and it’s undeniable that you need a great deal of technique to pull off this kind of tattoo! 

Carla from The Polished Girl Beauty is an experienced, master PMU Artist with over 6 years in the cosmetic tattooing industry. She has recently taken on extensive training in Fine Line Tattooing and is ready to take her business to the next level with her creativity, talent and passion!

Feel free to send your design ideas to Carla @ or text 905 246 2772