When you’re considering getting a piercing, you’re probably also trying to figure out if you should have it done with a piercing gun or a needle. But what is the difference between the two? Is one better than the other? At Chronic Ink Tattoo, at our Downtown Toronto location, we only use piercing needles and all of our piercers have years of experience in the art. We choose to use piercing needles for three main reasons. Firstly is the sterility of the two processes, the second is the experience and knowledge that you gain by choosing a piercer who is trained in using a needle and thirdly is the intensity and pain difference between the two piercing methods.