Posted on July 17 2020
The simple answer to this question is no. The odds are your stick and poke tattoo won't grow old with you. It's true, they fade faster than their professional counterparts. This is particularly the case if you apply them on areas that you clean often. Despite fading quicker, they still remain in some form. They remain coherent and visible too. They are only noticeably fading when they compared to professional tattoos beside them.
Does it matter too much if they don't last as long? The fact that stick and poke tattoos don't last forever could be seen as a plus. This can be a big advantage, especially if you rethink your tattoo decision later. Let's face it, we've all had tattoos we regret at some point. The way we see it, stick and pokes are a practice round before you make the commitment of a long-term purchase. There's no risk either. If you're not amazed by them, you can simply let them fade away. If you grow attached to them and become really fond of your choice, you can stick and poke over the lines again, or get a professional artist to go over it and make it more permanent.
Stick and pokes are the fun, DIY option. If you aren't ready to commit to a tattoo forever, then this is the perfect choice.