How to choose the right microblades / microblading needles – Deluxe Brows® Part 1


Almost for every new microblading artist and sometimes even for those with experience it is really difficult to analyze and understand which kind of microblading needles / blades we need to use for our treatments. I did the research regarding this long time ago and during our training I am trying to explain all the differences between several kinds of needles. However I decided to share with all of you the most important tips that my company and I mostly use while choosing the needles. I hope this will help you to make your own decisions.

Microblading treatments and trainings taking the industry by storm. Each and every company trying to stay on top, offering the new tools, needles, pigments and all kinds of new items that helps this industry to grow.

With this post I will share one of the most important tips, which will help you to choose your microblades/ microblading needles.

I will be talking only about the flexible needle this time, which I am using mostly, but please take a note the same tip, can be used for hard ones as well. It does not matter which shape you prefer oval or angled.

The visual test can be very insignificant. As you can see in the picture on the right, the blades and needles inside look almost similar, but in reality they are completely different. So how do we know which of them are good or bad?

Have you ever experienced that your strokes are not as clear and pigment on the stroke spreads unevenly? Well this is very common when you have luck of experience or wrong knowledge regarding right pressure. However all these things can also happen if you are using poor quality blades. When the needles in the blade are not fixed in the correct way it is very easy to bend them and have two strokes instead of one (Blade Nr.1) If the skin is so thin sometimes you can not even realize that needles are bending, you only will see the unclear stroke when it’s done. When your strokes heal the lines wont be crispy. With these types of blades it is more difficult to repeat the strokes.

What should you do to make sure? How to avoid double lines and get crispy results? The first and best solution is to use good quality nickel needles that are well fixed in with each other.

You can do a quick test on the artificial skin. Place the needle in your manual tool and try to draw the stroke gently. The needles in blade cannot move or bend while you are sliding (like the Blade Nr.1)

You can also check your blade by pressing it on the side with your nail. The needles cannot move as well.

The needles in good quality blade will be stable (like the Blade Nr.2) despite the fact that blade it self is flexible. It will be easier to draw and the result will be always the same – clear and crispy strokes!


The other important thing is to understand what is the best thickness of your blades and how it affects the results.

The main important thing is that thinner blades are more sharp then thicker blades. To understand why they are sharper, have a look on the left picture were you could see Blade Nr.1, which has thicker needles, and Blade Nr.2, which has thinner needles. As thinner the needles are in the blade as closer they are together. As closer they are as more sharp the blade is.

If you want to avoid missing parts in your strokes or not to get the results with small dots instead of crispy lines, always choose the right needle for different type of skin.

I do not recommend using 0.3 needles.


While trying to get you strokes darker with several passes, try to use the blades with fewer needles. You will be able to implant pigment in the each part of the stroke easier and more precisely. The new blades that are very comfortable for filling the strokes are 3 pins. Take picture during the work and use the negative filter. You will clearly see in which parts the pigment is missing.

Prepared and published by Aleksandra Maniušė – Deluxe Brows®

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