Hi, I’m Tristan McCauley, from Lucky Seven
Tattoo, and I’m here to talk to you about how to use piercing needles. First of all,
you should not use a piercing needle unless you are licensed to pierce. Using it without
a license, in some states, can get you a fine, it can get you arrested, you can be charged,
with negligence, things like that. You should only use single use needles, using them more
than once, it’s a horrible idea. You want to make sure that when you’re getting pierced,
they only use a single use needle. If the package is broken, torn, punctured, throw
it out. You want to open it up, and it should have a guard on the end of it, a little plastic
guard. This is to keep you from sticking yourself while you’re setting up, things like that.
Just pull that off, and there’s your needle. It’s tri-beveled, which means it’s cut at
an angle, it just cuts a little c-shape. It allows for better healing, heals faster, heals
cleaner, it’s better than a puncture from, like a gun. Another thing is, when you’re
disposing of it, you want to make sure to dispose of it in a red, Sharps container.
You can those from any medical supply store or the health department. That’s the best
way to dispose of it, people know that it’s biohazard, they won’t mess with it. And that
is the safe way to use a piercing needle.