For a growing number of tattoo artists it’s completely normal: take a cartridge out of the box, remove it from its packaging, put the cartridge in the tattoo machine and off you go. This wasn’t always the case. A lot had to be invented and developed to get to this point.

Tattoo Needle Cartridges by CHEYENNE

For artists who have been tattooing for over 20 years, it was standard practice to make and sterilize the needles themselves. Building needles was time consuming and hazardous. It required sacrificing a day of drawing or tattooing and earning money to make the tools of the trade. Changing long bar needles takes time, so it is common to use a separate machine for each needle configuration, and that was something Cheyenne set out to change.

“Cheyenne have always been the game-changer in the business. They dedicate themselves to make the artists the best they can be.” Bob Tyrell says.

Cheyenne’s products combine user-focused solutions with the highest standards of safety and hygiene. The idea was to encase the needles in a safe housing that both protects the needles and also allows needle changes in seconds via a simple mechanism. A positive side effect is that accidental injuries due to needle sticks and damage to the needle tips themselves are almost impossible.

Teresa Sharpe

Teresa Sharpe

Teresa Sharpe

Teresa Sharpe

Randy Engelhard has been a Safety Cartridge user from the beginning and describes Cheyenne’s creation as follows: “For me, the development of Safety Cartridges is a milestone in the tattoo industry. I used to have between 8 and 10 machines in place – one for each needle configuration. Today I work with one machine and change the needles in seconds. More time saving and comfort at work is not possible”.

Anjelika Kartasheva

Anjelika Kartasheva

In a traditional, long needle bar set up, the needle bar is connected to the cam or armature bar via the needle bar eye loop which has a push/pull function. With Cheyenne’s invention…

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