Do I have to take apart my pen every time I clean it?
Absolutely not! First, your pen only needs cleaning every few inkings, or if you want to change your ink color. A flush with cool, clean water should be sufficient unless you have used a very saturated or high maintenance type of ink. Otherwise, give it a flush and keep going. Unless your pen is designed to be disassembled for “tinkering”, it’s best not to do so unless you must.