Stick and poke tattoos are essentially jail tattoos. They’re unregulated tattoos people apply to each other by using any needle-like tool they can get their hands to stick and poke ink into someone else’s skin.
That’s why most stick and poke tattoos look like shit. They’re crafted by people who have no experience tattooing whatsoever using the most basic instruments possible. Many people use ink they get out of everyday office pens to apply stick and poke tattoos.
We’re not quite sure why they’ve become so popular in recent years. For the most part, stick and poke tattoos are terrible and should be avoided at all costs. The quality of the tattoos in the gallery below should be all the evidence you need to avoid stick and poke tattoos like the plague.
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