Complete Brush Set including Tattoo Liners, Mags, and Stipple Brushes for Procreate on the iPad
Designed by Russ Abbott of Ink & Dagger Tattoo (@russabbott)
44 Liner brushes with bug pin and stipple options
16 Magnum brushes with soft edge option
When Tattoo Smart launched the original Liners & Mags brush set in 2016, we created a bridge between the physical craft of tattooing and the digital art tools that tattooers were learning to love.
The Needle Set by Russ Abbott is the next evolution of that bridge, introducing new options within the set based on the feedback from thousands of tattooers in our community, and refining the functionality to utilize advancements in Procreate.
In short, we're revolutionizing the foundational digital tattoo design toolkit. Again.
When you open The Needle Set on your iPad, it might seem overly simple at first. We designed it that way on purpose - so it feels as intuitive and natural to use as your favorite machine. Your familiar tattoo process - lining, shading, then coloring - is how you'll use this set, and Russ has precisely created each brush to mimic the liner, shader, or magnum needles you use everyday. Even the color settings of each brush are finely tuned to perform how actual tattoo pigment works, with darker colors covering light but not vice versa.
Each digital liner brush has a smooth taper in and out, simulating the solid consistency of your best linework. The mag brushes respond to pressure and movement precisely, allowing you to render your designs exactly as you'll want to tattoo them. Use them to quickly pack color in your design, or create a long taper to whip or feather an edge. The round shaders are perfect for creating a soft finish or for touching up areas of shading using a mag brush, just like in real life. New to this set, the stipple brushes are the closest digital brushes you'll find for recreating stippling in tattooing, or as a cool texture for any digital art.
Who is The Needle Set designed for? Well, everyone. But more specifically, tattooers who are continually learning and honing their craft and their design skills will find this set to have everything they need to push themselves and their process to each next level. Tattooers who are new to iPads and Procreate will be able to quickly apply their tattoo process to a digital medium. Apprentices and new tattooers will be able to practice the physical strokes and design process they'll need as they learn to tattoo.
Tattoo Smart's goal is to constantly expand the capabilities of what tattooers can do with technology, and we are proud to present the most advanced, intuitive, multi-functional digital needle toolkit for the tattoo community.