I love these needles. They're a bit heavy, since they're a good sturdy metal. Colour is true to the picture! The points are a little on the rounded side, which has pros and cons - doesn't jab you, but, may slow you down a bit. After about a week of frequent, aggressive use, I wore the colour off of the very ends of the tips. Probably my only negative to them, and doesn't really affect the use.