Parting Shot: Eyeing the needle
Wednesday, 10:35 A.m.
Working Class Tattoo, Kaimuki
Photo by Olivier Koning
Owner Steven Lam meticulously inspects a sterilized needle through a magnifying loupe to ensure it is straight and sharp before it punctures flesh. Lam says that during the manufacturing process, the tip of a needle can become hooked, rendering them unsuitable for tattooing.