Stick and Poke Tattoos Articles

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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3 Dangers of Stick and Poke Tattoos


Stick and poke tattoos are growing in popularity, but this doesn’t make stick and poke tattoos free of risks. Stick and poke tattoos dangers do exist, just like with other forms of tattoos. Skin plays a protective role for the body, and a needle repeatedly passing through this protective barrier poses potential risk. These repeated…

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How old is the Oldest Tattoo?

Ancient Tattoos

How old are tattoos, really? The oldest tattoos were, of course, manually done tattoos called stick and pokes. Stick and poke tattoos are universal, and their history is thousands of years old. While it’s impossible to know for sure when the first tattoo was performed, we do know two tattooed characters that are well-known for their venerable…

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