Stick N Poke PSA
  • Use tattoo needles, I stg it will change your life. They tattoo so much better and there’s no need for thread. I recommend 3RL for most stick n poke work
  • Buy the needles sterile and packaged. They’re ready to go and you don’t need to worry about sterilising them yourself (it’s also hella cheap)

  • Use tattoo ink or India ink. Never use anything else! I recommend winsor and newton if you’re going with India ink, but only the plain black one. 

  • New ink and needles for each person (obviously)

  • Poke just deep enough to break/’pop’ the skin, but no deeper. Poke too deep and the ink will spread under the skin, poke too shallow and it’ll fall out (but can then be re-poked)

  • Use warm water with a little antibacterial soap mixed in to clean the area before and after.

  • Always wear gloves and wash your hands!

Basically be safe and sensible. If you mess it up, it’s only you who’s responsible!

Tattoo Tips

hi guys i have a tattoo tips page here if you need it, i realized you can’t get to it from the app so here’s whats on it:

So when my friends and I were first doing these we looked all over on how to do them right and such but there wasn’t a lot about it so here’s some tips we’ve learned so far.

  • I used to use Higgins ink and now I use Intenze true black tattoo ink. It comes out a lot darker and is probably safer.
  • If the tattoo is just an outline and is bigger than an inch use a thicker needle than if it were something small. this will darken and thicken the outline
  • ALWAYS USE A STERILE NEEDLE… We originally used needles from a hospital but then bought tattoo needles on Amazon. The tattoo needles were so much better to work with. They come in all different sizes and some have multiples together that make it so much easier to do straight lines.
  • Draw the tattoo image in a thin colored sharpie.
  • Draw the image on the skin as the skin is laying normal but when poking over it, stretch the skin tight giving you space for more pokes so that when you let go and it goes back to normal the tattoo with be darker.
  • Before doing anything clean the skin with rubbing alcohol.
  • Shave the area the tattoo is going before giving the tattoo.
  • Wrap the needle in string until the point is very small, like an 8th of an inch small.
  • I use water to wipe the excess ink away but  that can whip the sharpie image away too so be careful.
  • Pain level: Hurts like a bitch but once you’re done it doesn’t hurt. it’s just a little sore since the skin will be raised.
  • Keep your tattoo moisturized like with Vaseline or not scented lotion  
  • I would suggest using transfer paper (I bought mine off amazon) so that you can draw exactly what you want easily and then transfer it to the body but remember draw it backwards is that when it’s transferred it’ll be forward.