Stick and Poke Tattoos Articles

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.

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Tattoo Artists

Blood

Bloodborne, also called BBP,  pathogens are infectious micro-organisms and include Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. They are transmitted through infected human blood and other bodily fluids. Tattoo artists are at risk of exposure to BBP from incidents such as an accidental puncture from a contaminated needle. Thus, it is important to stay informed about bloodborne…

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How to Remove Gloves Safely

Remove gloves

Here’s a short video demonstrating a safe technique to properly remove gloves. We recommend using this technique as doing so will improve the safety of your work by preventing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens.

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Stick and Poke Aftercare

Stickn 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…

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