Stick and poke tattoos are very popular and a great example of a primitive form of body art.
These type tattoos were prevalent among the people of Hawaii and other tropical islands in the early days. Health, life, death, taboos of passage and many other rites of passage were the main reasons for tattooing across the world from ancient times. The stick and poke type tattoos were of the primitive type.
Even today, these tattoos are still widely used by people across cultures.
There are several reasons why they are less painful than most other types of tattoos. One is that they heal faster. Also, they are less painful because they do not penetrate the skin’s layers unlike in the case of laser tattoos. Since they do not go deep into the skin, they heal faster thus giving you faster results.
Stick and poke tattoos are easy to hide especially in case you are a woman.
They are small and can be easily covered by clothing even in the summer. This makes them ideal for women who have to work outdoors or those who want to look sexy while at the beach. They are also ideal for small areas like lower back or arms. If you want to show your tattoo but it does not really look good on your body, there are other options as well. You can always get ink injected into the skin, which is much more expensive than getting a tattoo in the skin.
Sticks and pokes can also be removed in a simple way by using aftercare balm or lotion.
Aftercare balm or lotion will keep the skin free from pain and irritation due to the tattoo. However, you cannot just remove them without following proper aftercare procedures. There are some precautions that need to be followed prior to removing them.
First, it is very important to clean the area that the tattoo was placed on very well.
If the tattoo was placed on a sensitive area, it is better to use an antibacterial ointment or lotion before attempting to remove the stick and poke tattoos. This should be followed up with a bandage to protect the area from further irritation caused by the tattoo bandage.
Try to remove the ointment or lotion as soon as possible so the infection does not spread to the remaining skin around the tattoo. Then you can start to remove the stick and poke tattoos. Make sure to wear a sterile needle and gear when doing this process because you do not want to infect any other surfaces with the germs left from the previous tattoos.
Next, you need to prepare the tattoo stencil.
A stencil will allow you to transfer the ink accurately. You can either purchase or make your own stencil. Sterile and unvarnished needle and gear are needed when making the stencil. Make sure to wipe the tattoo surface with a sterile cloth after applying the stencil to avoid any contamination.
The third thing to consider about stick and poke tattoos is pain.
Even though a needle is only a little painful, you will experience a bit of pain every time you try to remove the tattoo. Keep in mind that sticking the needle into a fresh, healing wound can hurt a lot more than just sticking the needle into a tattoo that has already begun to heal. After removing the tattoo, be sure to clean the area with warm water to help speed up the healing process. Stick and poke tattoo removal can take longer than those that were made with needles because it takes time for the body to heal.
Stick and poke tattoos are great for people who enjoy tattoos but do not have the time or money to obtain them through a tattoo parlor.
They can be done by a non-professional who uses a disposable needle and thread. If you decide to use a DIY stick and poke tattoo removal method, you should be very careful when removing your tattoo because it can leave a scar on the skin if the artist does not clean the area properly.
These tattoos are very popular among teenagers, who are often looking for ways to make a statement without having to spend a lot of money. For those who are still interested in having one, it is important to make sure that the design is something that you really want.