Category: General

  • How old is the Oldest Tattoo?

    How old is the Oldest Tattoo?

    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 […]

  • Sak Yant Tattoos

    Sak Yant Tattoos

    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 […]

  • A Short History of Sak Yant Tattoos

    A Short History of Sak Yant Tattoos

    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 […]

  • Irezumi and Tebori Tattoos

    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 […]

  • Om Tattoos ॐ

    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 […]

  • What’s a Stick and Poke Tattoo?

    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 […]

  • How to use Tattoo Practice Skins

    How to use Tattoo Practice Skins

    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, […]

  • Stick and Poke Tattoo Artist: Robertiko Ramos

    Stick and Poke Tattoo Artist: Robertiko Ramos

    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 […]

  • Unalome Tattoos: What do They Mean?

    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 […]

  • Stick and Poke Aftercare

    Stick and Poke Aftercare

    Stick and poke aftercare is a necessary step to ensure a good homemade tattoo result. Stick and poke tattoos are usually smaller and simpler than tattoos done with a machine, and therefore heal faster and rarely make a scab. Nevertheless, they stick and pokes need aftercare, and you should always inform the person you’re tattooing […]