From BME Encyclopedia
Revision as of 08:51, 21 April 2006 by Pasdeschiens
stainless steel tube with a beveled, extremely sharp tip, created for the purpose of body piercing. Hypodermic needles with the hubs cut off were often used before piercing-specific needles started becoming widely available.
Cannula needles with a plastic sheath are often used instead of the plain steel needles in Europe.