JOE CAPOBIANCO
Shop: Hope Gallery (New Haven, CT)
Website: www.joecapobianco.com
I've been using disposables for over 4 years and have truly tried more brands than I can count. I must say that the new Eikon Griffin disposable tubes are by far the best. I've never been one for an ergonomic grip, but after several weeks of using the Griffins, I don't see myself ever wanting to use any other tube. It's incredibly rigid, thin tube wall is fantastic and comfortable. Lightweight, and superior comfort, What's Not Ta' Like!?!?
~ Joe Capobianco
JOE CAPOBIANCO
 
ERIN CHANCE
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Website: www.badtastearmy.com
I usually hate disposable tubes, regardless of the quality or features. Eikon's Griffin Tubes have less vibration than other plastic tubes, fine consistent tips, and they aren't outrageously expensive! They're the best plastic tubes I've used, and have allowed me to go all disposable - without tearing my hair out in frustration!
~ Erin Chance
ERIN CHANCE
 
ANDREW LITTLE
Shop: Cottage 13 (Hamilton, ON)
Website: www.cottage13.com

Thanks for Canadian research and development!

Finally a tube all 5 artists at the shop can agree on! Griffins have a perfect combo of a comfortable grip, a rigid, white plastic tube that doesn't chatter and packaging with indicators that meet my health department's requirements. The new shape and combo of grooves and bumps to texture the grip is easy on the fingers and completely slip free.

Full diameters at the bottom of the grip relaxes the finger pinch caused by smaller grip sizes and the 1.25" grips have a nice weight to counter-balance the heavier machines. Rounded edges on the top and bottom of the grips fit the contours of fingers without digging in or becoming uncomfortable over the longer tattoos.

The best feature of all is NO more time or dangers of scrubbing steel tubes, No more auto-clave packaging, logging loads and processing time. As a shop owner disposables have saved me hundreds in insurance costs! With the discounts of 5 boxes or more it drops my cost per tube even more.

Thank you, Eikon!

~ Andrew Little
ANDREW LITTLE
 
JEN BANASZAK-STEWART
Shop: Cottage 13 (Hamilton, ON)
Website: www.cottage13.com

These are the disposable tubes I have been waiting for. The grip is firm, but has enough give to absorb vibration - minimizing hand fatigue during long sessions. The ergonomic shape is comfortable and easy to maneuver. I like that the edges of the bottom of the grip are rounded, and that the knurling is minimal, yet effective at preventing slippage.

One of the most difficult things for me upon switching to disposables, was getting used to the 'drag' that the plastic tips caused to the needles. I searched out tubes that were made of more ridged, clear plastic, but found they caused a great deal of pigment spitting from the tip. The Griffin tips are hard enough that I feel less drag but not so hard that there is any spitting.

Thanks Eikon, for disposable tubes that are a pleasure to work with!

~ Jen Banaszak-Stewart
JEN BANASZAK-STEWART