Cheyenne Needles and Cartridges - A Review
Just to cut to the chase a little here, we are going to say some pretty positive things about Cheyenne’s run of needles and cartridges. Because of this, I think it’s important to mention that we are not sponsored by Cheyenne – these are our own opinions. With that outta the way, let’s get this review rolling.
One of the first things you need to know about Cheyenne Needles (they call them cartridges, so we will too for the rest of this review) is that they are designed to work with their own tattoo machines. If you want to invest in their cartridges you better be ready to invest in their hardware. This isn’t a review of their machines – that will be coming later – but safe to say if we’re using their cartridges we’re also using their machines.
One of the biggest reasons why we switched over to their system was the integrated design philosophy. You don’t have to troubleshoot your machine/needle situation nearly as often, and if you’ve been tattooing for a long time you know those moments when you’re sitting there like, why isn’t this thing tattin’ right? Cheyenne’s combined design principals means there are fewer of those moments and if something does crop up you can diagnose it almost instantly without wasting time.
While their unified tattooing system is awesome to work with, the biggest driving factor for switching over was for their cartridges. These disposable cartridges are built to a higher standard than most “permanent” pieces of equipment. The best way to describe the feeling of using one their cartridges is that it just feels solid – like your using a piece of equipment that was forged out of one single piece of material.
The needle end of the cartridges is completely predictable – That’s probably one of the best compliments I could ever give to any tool. I know exactly where the ink is going to go, how it’s going to flow, and what it’s going to look like after I wipe the area down.
These cartridges are designed to hold ink and let it flow at a specific rate. That means more working and less dunkin’. Tattooing is often about the repetitive motion of moving back and forth between your ink and your client. These cartridges are created to cut down on that sort of stuff.
There’s a truck-load of size and shape options that makes life easier. You get the sense that the German engineers over at Cheyenne have a lot of time on their hands to pack needles into as many shapes and configurations as possible. The end result is you, as an artist, have a dizzying array of cartridges to choose from that should just about fit any scenario you find yourself up against. Shaders, liners, power liners, magnums, magnum soft edges, flat, round, and everything between 1 and 27 needles. Trust us, they have whatever shape and size you need.
Most importantly they allow you to work at your full potential. We’re all here to create tattoos that thrill and excite. Every day we sit down at our stations we just want to craft something the client will be proud to show off and these cartridges allow you to do just that.
Literally some of the dopest needles and cartridges in the market. The only downside is that you have to buy into their system to reap the benefits, but once you’re in everything golden from there!
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