Posted on October 26 2020
If the term "stick-and-poke" recreates images of drunken evenings scratching regrettable designs into the skin with a pen, you couldn't be further away from the truth of stick-and-pokes. Sadly, this is the image that the stick-and-poke industry has gained in recent times.
We can't stress this enough, stick-and-poke is very similar to traditional tattooing! It's the same equipment. Professional stick-and-pokers use a normal needle, the only difference with DIY is that you’re holding the needle and doing it poke by poke yourself!
We've spoken before about the rise of this phenomenon, and its here to stay. The great thing is they are an unregulated thing. That’s what makes them cool and edgy. People doing them are trying to make stick and pokes better quality and actually create really great quality tattoos. They're also done in a more intimate place—usually at home. This creates a different vibe than going to a tattoo shop.
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