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How to choose a Needle for EYEBROWS

How to choose a Needle for EYEBROWS

Authored By Dr. Cardona

The following will describe the various uses of the Comfort System needles. Keep in mind that these suggestions are our favorite uses of these needles. You may find your own favorite uses. Some of the uses of these needles will overlap. For example, you will find that a 24 extra fine needle can be used for eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner.


  • Tapping should mostly be done in the same place unless a more natural effect is desired.
  • 10-15 taps in a given area is usually sufficient to implant color permanently.
  • Everyone's hand is different. As a result, the lighter handed professional will need to tap more times than a heavier handed professional.
  • If you want a more natural look, then random tapping while moving over the desired area will give you what you need.
  • For individual hair strokes,  tapping or blading in the same exact spot may be required.
  • If you are using SofTap® colors then stop tapping-in, once you see the color saturation that you desire.
  • As soon as you like what you see, stop implanting color.

The Softap technique is very versatile and may be used for the Microblading and the traditional tapping technique. Remember that we may do different effects using the same needle and we may do the same effect with different needles and techniques.

For example, for individual hair strokes we may do them by tapping or by microblading. Make sure that you select the needle according with the technique that you want to apply and are familiar with. When doing microblading you must use only curved needles.


For Microblading- The GenuLine™ Technique.


SofTap®  developed these needles to give technicians a more elegant solution to hairstrokes.  


is the most gentle way to create crisp, beautiful hair strokes with a hand tool. This method gives clean hair strokes with a gentle touch.


  • 6- prong- curved-Regular.  (Dark grey). Those needles are the perfect configuration for individual hair strokes
  • 6- prong- curved- Fine.  (light grey) This is a fine gauge curved needle that is used in the same fashion as the 6 regular prong curve. This is an excellent choice for finer hair strokes.


For the traditional Softap technique (Tapping)

  • 5-prong (brown)

This single row needle configuration is excellent for very very thin eyebrows or for short hair strokes on the tails of the eyebrows. If you desire longer hair strokes, just line up your hair strokes one behind the other.

  • 7-prong (red)

This single row needle configuration will give you a slightly thicker eyebrow than the 5 prong. It is also excellent for the tails of eyebrows.

  • 9-prong (blue)

This single row needle configuration is one of our most popular sizes for medium width brows.

  • 10 prong (yellow)

The 10 prong fine single row needle configuration is an excellent choice for fine hair strokes on eyebrows. This has an extra fine gauge on the needle width and gives the best and thinnest hair simulation.

This can be used in conjunction with the 9 or 12 prong needles, which will give you slightly thicker hair strokes.

This can also be used with our 14 prong curved needles, which give you an instant curved line.

  • 12 prong (green) The most popular configuration in the SofTap® needle collection!

12 prong needles are commonly used for hair strokes and solid fills in medium thickness eyebrows.

  • 14 prong curve (turquoise)

This needle configuration is used differently than all of our other needles.

It can be used sideways and with each tap you instantly get a curved line tapped into the skin.

This is a great needle for individual hair strokes that look more natural because they are curved. This needle has five functions:


  1. It can be used sideways and then flipped over the other side to create a different curved line on the same eyebrow.
  2. In addition, you can use only half of the curved line for shorter hair strokes on the tail of the brow.
  3. You can use the front half for one shape of a curved line or the back half for another shape of a curved line.
  4. This needle can easily create the bulb or front of the brow with as little as 3 strokes.
  5. It can also be used the same way that all of our other needles are used to create shorter lines.

  • 16 prong curve (orange)

This is a fine gauge curved needle that is used in the same fashion as the 14 prong curve. The 16 is an excellent choice for finer hair strokes in thinner eyebrows.

  • 15 prong (red)

The 15 is a round configuration at an angle and is best for a soft fill in of color.

  • 24 prong (turquoise)

The 24 double row of 12-needle configuration is an extra fine gauge needle, which means that more color will be deposited in a smaller area. For a more filled in look. This one is very popular.

  • 28 prong (dark blue)

This double row of 14-needle configuration can be used for filling in eyebrows quickly.



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