Needles and Receiving Tubes

What Needles Do You Use for Piercing?

Choosing the right needle for each piercing is crucial for both the safety and comfort of your clients. Our range includes a variety of gauges, catering to all piercing types. Each needle is sterile, ensuring maximum hygiene.

Choosing a Piercing Needle Size

When choosing a piercing needle size, several factors come into play to ensure a safe and successful piercing experience. Here are some considerations to help you select the appropriate piercing needle size:

  1. Gauge Size: Piercing needles are measured using the gauge system, with lower numbers indicating thicker needles. Common piercing needle sizes range from 18G (1.0mm) to 14G (1.6mm) for standard piercings. Thicker needles may be used for initial piercings to reduce trauma and promote healing.
  2. Piercing Location: The location of the piercing plays a significant role in determining the needle size. Delicate areas like the earlobes or nostril may require smaller gauge needles, while areas like the navel or tongue may need thicker needles for proper jewelry insertion.
  3. Client Comfort: Consider your client's comfort and pain tolerance when choosing a needle size. Thicker needles can cause more discomfort during the piercing process, so it's essential to balance needle size with the client's preferences.
  4. Jewelry Selection: The needle size should accommodate the jewelry that will be inserted after the piercing. Ensure the needle diameter matches the gauge of the jewelry to prevent complications during insertion.
  5. Professional Experience: Beginners may opt for slightly longer and larger needles for easier handling and maneuvering during the piercing procedure. As proficiency increases, artists may choose thinner needles for precision.

It's crucial to consult with experienced piercers, adhere to industry standards, and prioritize hygiene and safety when selecting the appropriate needle size for piercing procedures.

Needle Piercing vs. Gun Piercing

Professional piercers understand the importance of using needles over piercing guns. Not only do needles offer a cleaner, more precise puncture, but they also minimize tissue damage and promote quicker healing. Our needles are designed to support this professional standard, providing a safer and more hygienic experience for your clients.

Why Choose Kingpin Needles?

Variety of Gauges

Whether you're performing a delicate nose piercing or a more robust earlobe expansion, we have the right-size needle to suit your needs.


Hygiene is our top priority. All our piercing needles are sterile, eliminating any risk of infection and ensuring client safety.

Material Options

Choose between stainless steel and pyrex receiving tubes to match your piercing process and preferences, ensuring every tool at your bench meets your standards.

Designed for Professionals

Our products are specifically designed for tattooers, tattoo shops, piercers, and piercing apprentices, combining quality with precision for outstanding results.

Our products are tailored to meet the diverse needs of piercing professionals, ensuring quality, safety, and client satisfaction. Browse our selection and equip yourself with the finest piercing supplies available.

For inquiries and orders, contact us today. Ensure your shop is stocked with top-tier piercing supplies.