Category: General

  • Riccardo Anzano Artist Interview

    Riccardo Anzano Artist Interview

    We had the pleasure of speaking to Riccardo Anzano, an amazing stick and poke artist based in Padua. Here, he has his own tattoo studio called Sono Tattoos. We learnt about Riccardo’s hand poke journey and background, so keep scrolling to read more. How did you learn to become a tattoo artist? I learnt from […]

  • The Rise of Face Tattoos?

    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 […]

  • Well Worn Ink Artist Interview

    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.

  • Nah Mate Pokes Artist Interview

    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.

  • How to use a Transfer Stencil

    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.

  • 7 Ways To Prepare For Your Stick and Poke

    7 Ways To Prepare For Your Stick and Poke

    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. 

  • Stick and Poke Ink: The Basics

    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.

  • Jo Chanthavong Artist Interview

    Jo Chanthavong Artist Interview

    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 […]

  • Brentan Wolf Artist Interview

    Brentan Wolf Artist Interview

    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 […]

  • 9 Items You Need For Your Stick and Poke Setup

    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 […]