Thursday, September 4, 2014

DIY Tattoo design Stick and Poke Homemade Tattoos

Images from BME.com. Some pretty talented stick and poke DIY artists. I have a few, but need to work on my designs//

The process involved with stick and poke tattoos involves ink from the art store, a needle, some thread, rubbing alcohol, matches, and a few more items.  It is an activity despised by professional tattoo artists, but still common among many groups today.  I think traditional tattooing, before the electric guns, must have involved some of the elements used in stick and poke tattooing.

Also, here is a really good interview about traditional hank poked tattoos, from acclaimmag.


INTERVIEW: JENNA BOUMA
THE TALENTED JENNA BOUMA TALKS US THROUGH THE ART OF TRADITIONAL HAND-POKED TATTOOS