Get the most color into your strokes by using Dr. Dixon's DIP TAP STROKE technique. Your needles carry the color and our pigments need to fill the small spaces between the tips of the needles as well as the tips of the needles themselves. Try it yourself. You'll be happy to see how much more color you can get into each stroke. Plus you'll save overworking the skin by doing multiple passes over the same stroke. Push the color into the skin and wait before you wipe off each stroke. Wiping off the color immediately actually can wipe OUT the color. The skin is open and will absorb pigment for about 10 minutes.