Stick and Poke Tattoos Articles

Sak Yant Tattoos

Sak Yant Tattoo Tiger

Sak Yant tattoos are handpoked tattoos made by tattoo masters from Southeast Asia (mainly in Thailand, but also in Myanmar and Cambodia). The history of Sak Yant tattoos is far reaching and their designs are unique and precise. They often represent sacred symbols whose purpose is protecting its bearer or improving her life. Sak Yant…

Read More

A Short History of Sak Yant Tattoos

Sak Yant History

Sak Yant Tattoos are symbols that carry different religious meanings. While they sometimes depict Hindu gods such as Ganesha, Buddhist figures like the Buddha or mythological creatures like the phoenix, Sak Yant Tattoos are part of the Thai Buddhist culture, but as their magic symbolism suggests, they are deeply influenced by animist beliefs. During the…

Read More

Irezumi and Tebori Tattoos


Irezumi is a japanese word for tattoo. It is a word with a deep history. We can actually trace irezumi back as far as Japan’s recorded history. Irezumi, is also somtimes used to refer to a specific kind of tattoo, designed as large piece to be worn under clothes. Those tattoos are easily recognizable since…

Read More

Om Tattoos ॐ

Om (Aum) tattoos are a popular design for both stick and poke tattoos and normal tattoos. The beauty and elegance of the Sanskrit symbol ॐ is well known. Similarly to unalome tattoos, Om tattoos carry more meaning than we might think! And thus, if you are planning on getting a Om tattoo, knowing the origins…

Read More

What’s a Stick and Poke Tattoo?

A stick and poke tattoo is a tattoo made by manually poking the skin with a sharp object and ink.  So, are stick and poke tattoos amateurish or professional? Are they simple or complex? Hazardous or safe? Old school or fashionable? Actually stick and poke tattoos can be all of those things, depending on the…

Read More

Practicing Stick and Poke Tattoos

You can practice stick and poke tattoos using different materials : fruits, pig skins and silicone are commonly used.  Eager to try tattoo practice skins with a stick and poke technique, we found two inexpensive products on Amazon. One is a practice skin made of borosilicate glass and the other one of silicone. At first glance,…

Read More

How to use Tattoo Practice Skins

Practice skin

Ready to use your tattoo practice skins? Here are a few tips and ideas we’d like to share. If you are trying to perform stick and poke tattoos on tattoo practice skins, chances are that you’re beginning your journey in the world of tattoos. In that case, practicing will be a opportunity to improve your results,…

Read More

Stick and Poke Tattoo Artist: Robertiko Ramos

La Marca

Robertiko Ramos or Roberto Ramos Mori  works as a tattoo artist in the Cuban tattoo parlor, La Marca. When he showed us his work, we were immediately seduced by the quality of his designs and his mastery of colors. In this interview, Roberto shares his vision and pieces of advice of stick and poke tattoos…

Read More

Unalome Tattoos: What do They Mean?


Have you ever seen tattoos with this shape? These tattoos are called Unalome tattoos. Most people want their tattoos to hold a special meaning. Tattoo designs can be inspired by symbols or icons, like Zodiac signs or the OM symbol. Unalome tattoos have also been growing in popularity and they hold a profound meaning. At first…

Read More

Witch Hazel for Soothing Stick and Poke Tattoos

witch hazel

Witch hazel is a natural and soothing astringent : when applied on the skin, it causes contraction of the tissues. It can be used to soothe the skin after a stick and poke tattoo and calms skin redness.

Read More