I know the big 4G needle is meant to enable “ordinary” piercers to install slim flexes. Funnily enough, my local piercer is fine with the size of the needle, but says he’s not doing stitches (probably not allowed) and he reckons the needle will require one, so he refuses to do a flex install with the needle. Well, he’s not that he refuses, but he’s extremely uncomfortable with the whole idea because he says if a stitch turns out to be needed after the install, I’ll be stuck with an open hole and he’ll be in a bit of a bind.
Do giant needle installs require a stitch? Even just sometimes?