Stick and Poke Tattoos Articles

9 Items You Need For Your Stick and Poke Setup

The key to safely creating a good quality stick and poke tattoo is to prepare your setup with the correct, professional tools. Furthermore, organisation of your area is the best way to create a seamless process. Because no one wants to be awkwardly reaching for a product they forgot to get out, mid tattoo. To…

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A Guide to Stick and Poke Needles

So you want to create a stick and poke tattoo, but what needles should you use? This is super important both for aesthetics and safety. You’ve probably heard of people using sewing needles but these aren’t as hygienic, they’re often dull and don’t retain the ink very well. Professional needles are the best for stick…

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Tebori: A Quick Overview

Man getting Tebori tattoo

Tebori is a traditional Japanese tattoo practice. Masters use a stainless steel rod with a cluster of needles to repeatedly hand poke ink into the wearer’s skin. This art form comes with a long history, meaning people from all over the world travel to Japan to experience it.

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A Quick Look at Stick and Poke

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While stick and poke is the oldest tattoo technique to exist, it’s become hugely popular over the past few years – thanks to social media. Particularly during lockdown, where we delved into DIY activities to keep our minds busy and we saw the rise of Tik Tok, stick and poke interest skyrocketed. This technique can…

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3 Nordic Tattoo Symbols For Your Inner Thor

The Helm of Awe, Valknut, Vegvisir, and Thor’s Hammer are just a handful of Viking tattoos that are trendy right now. From knot-work and mystical creatures to bold Nordic symbols, we just can’t get enough of these incredible Nordic inkings. Original Viking Nordic symbols and knot-work were intricate and ornate.  So it’s no wonder that…

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Can Women Wear Vikings Tattoos?

Of course women can wear viking tattoos! Despite their obvious warrior appeal, Nordic symbols, Viking tattoos and runic charms aren’t only for sword-wielding males, they’re also hugely popular tattoos among women. While in most of the world, women had significantly lower status than men, Viking-age Scandinavian women had it quite different. They could own land,…

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The World’s 6 Wildest Tattoo Shows of 2019

Whether you’re new to the world of ink or a lifelong tattoo enthusiast, tattoo shows are the best way to get up close and personal with the art of tattooing. Here are some of the coolest tattoo shows from around the world. 1 – Wildstyle & Tattoo Messe “Carnival of Freaks”, Europe Tour 2019. March…

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Runic Alphabet Tattoos

The runic alphabet is made up of angular letters. These runic shapes can be gun tattooed, and are also ideal for stick and poke tattoos. In fact, for some people, having Nordic symbols tattooed in a style as old as the runes themselves is an important part of the ritual. Three main versions of the…

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Celebrities with Stick and Poke Tattoos

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We know that handpoke tattoos are a trend among students and youngster. However, celebrities have also contributed to the popularity of this controversial form body art. Let’s take a look at a few tattooed celebrities who decided to take the D.I.Y route for some of their ink with stick and poke tattoos. 1 – Debby…

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Everything About Tattoo Aftercare

loose clothes tattoo

You finally got that tattoo you’ve always wanted! Do you have all the information you need to take care of your tattoo? The process of getting a new ink requires hundreds of needle sticks to achieve the desired image. However, unlike other breaks in the protective skin barrier, people often forget to care for their…

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