Fine Line Tattoo by Sydney Smith - Blxck Rose Ink



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Please Take note of the style sheet - we will be offering small "micro" tattoos in these styles. Words, numbers, etc can be altered. will reach out to you to confirm your design request! 

Twenty-five-year-old tattoo artist Sydney Smith is a "micro" tattoo artist with a large social following.

Smith's technique combines the precision single-needle tattoo technique. 

What is a micro tattoo?

Technically, a micro tattoo is the most precise type of fine-line tattoo. "I use a single needle, which is the smallest needle you can use," Smith explains. Most fine-line tattoo artists pack their machines with more needles for better control. According to Smith, three, five, seven, even nine thin needles packed tightly in the machine cartridge will still create in a fine-line tattoo.

Using a single needle will achieve the finest, and faintest, line possible. "A lot of what I'm seeing now from my clients is that a lot people don't know what single-needle looks like," Smith adds. "They think it's just a small tattoo. But a tattoo artist could use a five-liner and just do it really small, but that's still pretty thick, for me. My work looks really thin compared to what's out there."

How long does a micro tattoo last? Will it fade?

While a micro tattoo should be permanent, there's a chance it could fade over time. "Every time a client leaves I tell them that a single-needle tattoo is more likely to fade," Smith explains. Why? "It's a bit more surface level," Smith says, "and there's not as much pigment." This also means, a micro tattoo is resistant to bleeding or blotching.

Where are people getting micro tattoos?

The most popular placement for a micro tattoo is also the most controversial. "Right now, most of my requests are for hand tattoos," says Smith, "and I do a lot of finger tattoos." If you want a finger or hand tattoo, the biggest caveat to note is that your design will probably fade, given the wear and tear on our hands with frequent washing. Still, Smith has a personal affinity to hand art. "I think they're beautiful. I do them super thin. I have them on myself — they look like jewelry."