I know what you are talking about.. .most disposables have a thick tip so it has that distance for the needles to hit the skin. with the thinner profile from the wrath tubes, you won't have that problem... also if you use higher end stainless steel tips from blitz or dreggenberg (sp?), those are really nice too but they cost an arm and leg. as for the wrath tube tips holding the needle, they hold them very well and the ink flow is great too. good luck on your decision but you should buy a box to try them out regardless. it'll be worth it.