When it comes to body piercing, it is important to use the right kind of body piercing needles. Professional piercers use piercing needles that are pre-sterilized and as sharp as possible so the needle will go through quickly and comfortably. You want to make sure you are using Tri-Bevel cut pre-sterilized needles (usually sterilized by E.O. Gas method). These needles will come in individual packaging and are to be used only once, then discarded into a Sharps container.