Category: General

  • A Guide to Stick and Poke Needles

    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 […]

  • Tebori: A Quick Overview

    Tebori: A Quick Overview

    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.

  • A Quick Look at Stick and Poke

    A Quick Look at Stick and Poke

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • The World’s 6 Wildest Tattoo Shows of 2019

    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 […]

  • Runic Alphabet Tattoos

    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 […]

  • Celebrities with Stick and Poke Tattoos

    Celebrities with Stick and Poke Tattoos

    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 […]

  • Everything About Tattoo Aftercare

    Everything About Tattoo Aftercare

    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 […]

  • 3 Dangers of Stick and Poke Tattoos

    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 […]