Needles vs Guns

When it comes to getting a piercing, there are two main methods: piercing guns and needles. While piercing guns may seem like a quick and easy option, they can actually be more harmful than needles. Here’s why:

Piercing Guns:

Piercing guns are often used for ear piercings, and they work by quickly shooting a stud through the earlobe. While this may seem like a fast and easy option, there are several reasons why piercing guns should be avoided:

  1. Blunt force trauma: Piercing guns use a spring-loaded mechanism to force the earring through the skin, which can cause blunt force trauma to the tissue. This can result in more pain, swelling, and a longer healing time.
  2. Inaccurate placement: Piercing guns are often not very precise, which can result in the earring being placed too high, too low, or at an angle. This can make it difficult to change the earring later on and may even cause the piercing to heal improperly.
  3. Difficulty sterilizing: Piercing guns are often difficult to sterilize properly, which can increase the risk of infection.


On the other hand, needles are a much safer and more precise option for piercings. Here’s why:

  1. Sharp and precise: Piercing needles are much sharper and more precise than piercing guns, which means they can create a cleaner and more accurate hole. This can result in less pain, swelling, and a faster healing time.
  2. Less traumatic: Piercing needles use a sharp point to make a small incision in the skin, which is much less traumatic than the blunt force of a piercing gun. This can result in less damage to the tissue and a faster healing time.
  3. No need to sterilize: Piercing needles are single use as opposed to piercing guns, which can reduce the risk of infection.

At Needles Art Studio, we use only use sterilized single use needles for all of our piercings. Our team of experienced piercers takes the time to ensure that every piercing is precise, hygienic, and comfortable. Whether you’re getting your first piercing or adding to your collection, trust us to give you the best possible experience.

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