Don't let barb or dull tattoo needles get in the way of your passion for tattooing it is already stressful concentrating on the design, A hook in the needle (barbed) can really tear up the skin and ruin the whole tattoo by not healing up correctly, did you know that 27 percent of the needles on the market today are not truly sharp as they advertise, nowadays everyone thinks that beautiful packaging design makes to needles but in fact, it like dressing up like professional athlete does not make you a professional athletic, Element Tattoo Supply we only concentrate on quality tattoo needles so the tattoo artist using them does not have to. How do we know? We have not only sponsored worldwide tattoo artists using and trusted our products but we have been selling the best tattoo needles on the market since 2004. The same style needles the same great results. Our needles or not made of 316 steel but with a better quality steel 304 #12 0.35 in diameter.