THE GOOD NEEDLES:
The foundation of Good Guy Supply was built with one perfect flagship product, needles. We pride ourselves on the quality and value you get when using our needles. Tattooing is our passion and we use these everyday just like you do.
Our needle line is based on the specs of our founder Lucas Ford's needle making days. Yes, back in the day of hand making your needles for the week! Every aspect carefully and thoughtfully crafted to bring you the highest quality and easiest tattooing needles we can create. Everything from the needle grind, to taper length, to tightness and solder length is obsessively taken in to consideration. Thankfully, you don't have to do that anymore and can simply enjoy high quality super consistent needles from tattooers who truly care, just like you.
GGS standard long taper and medium taper needles are made from #12 ( 0.35mm ) 304 stainless wire. We believe this harder wire stock produces a far superior, longer lasting, sharper needle. The high polish finish to the taper provides needles that produces lower trauma to the skin resulting in quicker heal times.
GGS textured needles are physically identical to our polished standard needle, the same #12 ( 0.35mm ) stock, but instead of being highly polished the pins retain some of the texture from the taper grinding process. This makes a far more aggressive needle grouping that is perfectly suited for powder pigments and thicker inks as they have a tendency to carry a heavier ink load with each individual penetration. Do keep in mind these are definitely for the experienced tattooer.
GGS Bugpin needles are produced from #10 ( 0.30mm) 304 stainless stock, the same idea as our regular #12 needles yet thinner individual needles that essentially make a smaller individual dot. This results in incredibly smooth black and grey or smooth colour blends.
When utilizing bugpins for liner groupings you get to enjoy incredibly stable groupings approximately one step down in size from what you are used to with standard groupings. For example, a bugpin 5 will produce a line similar to a regular tight 3 with less likelihood of blowouts and excess trauma to the skin. You get a crisp, dark, and low trauma line with ease.
GGS singles are special, rather than the old way of making a single from a standard 3 grouping by pulling one pin further out of the grouping during the soldering process. Ours are specifically made from 0.45mm 304 stainless stock. The thicker needle stock keeps the pin very stiff and stable and we grind and polish an extra long taper to produce those perfect little lines and power shading with no wobble or flex.
*All GGS cartridge needles are produced from the exact same needle heads and specs as our on bar needles.