Stick and Poke Tattoos Articles

The Rise of Face Tattoos?

The history of facial tattoos is complex, meaning different things to different cultures at different times. The Inuit community 4000 years ago believed that woman could not transition into the spirit world without a facial tattoo signifying the transition from girl to woman. In 1976, European explorer Captain James Cook discovered Polynesian tattoos. When done…

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Well Worn Ink Artist Interview

We really love the style and detail of Shelby (aka Well Worn Ink)’s hand poked tattoos, so we had to feature her on our blog. We asked her some questions to learn more about her stick and poke background, so let’s take a look.

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Nah Mate Pokes Artist Interview

We absolutely love Nah Mate Pokes’ style of tattoos, so we had to feature them on our blog to learn more about their stick and poke background.

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How to use a Transfer Stencil

If you’re wondering how to use a transfer stencil, look no further. We’ve put together a step by step guide, so keep reading if you want to learn more.

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7 Ways To Prepare For Your Stick and Poke

Hand Poke Tattoo Artist

So you’ve been admiring the amazing art form of hand poked tattoos and you now want to learn how to do them yourself. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of 7 ways to prepare for your stick and poke tattoo. 

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Stick and Poke Ink: The Basics

Everyone wants their stick and poke tattoo to look clean, neat and to last for a long time. The ink you use for your hand poked tattoo will affect these elements, so it’s important to choose wisely.

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Jo Chanthavong Artist Interview

Hand poked heart tattoo on arm

We love the style of Jo (aka @just.poked)’s tattoos, so we had to interview her for our blog to find out more about her stick and poke background. First things first, what’s your name and where are you based? Hi! I’m Jo and I’m currently based in Sydney, Australia. How did you learn to become…

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Brentan Wolf Artist Interview

Brentan Wolf Tattooing a Client

We had the pleasure of speaking to Brentan Wolf, an incredible hand poke artist based in Australia, where we learnt about his hand poke background. First things first, how did you learn to become a tattoo artist? “I completed a 1.5 year apprenticeship in a tattoo studio based in Melbourne, studying how to use a…

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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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