• Arm tattoo

    How To Do Stick and Poke Tattoos ?

    To understand how stick and pokes work, it is helpful to know how tattoos generally work. The basic principle, whether engraved with a machine or by hand, is the same: with the help of a needle, tattoo ink is brought under the uppermost skin layers with many small stitches. After the healing phase, the stitched motif is visible through the upper layers of the skin. The biggest difference between a machine-made and a manually-tattoo, however, is the speed at which the needle penetrates the skin. A tattoo machine stings about 80 to 150 times per second. Since only a fraction of this speed is achieved with a hand-guided needle, stick…