**PLEASE READ** update 11/25/17
I made this when I was dumb so don't use hydrogen peroxide instead of rubbing alcohol. Also I recommend just buying a pack of sterile tattoo needles on amazon so you don't have to do all this bullshit lmao
**if your goal is to have a faded lil tat somewhere forever then hell yeah do it but be over 18 and take all safety precautions yeehaw
Many artists do not use saran wrap because it suffocates the tattoo and can cause bacteria to grow. They use bandages instead. I used a bandaid since my triforce was small enough.
The ink I used was non waterproof, but many sources recommend non-toxic waterproof inks.
Also, I am not a professional. This is only the basics of giving yourself a tattoo including how to make the needle tool. Search and read several sets of instructions before giving yourself a tattoo if it is your first one. This is my third stick and poke. I don't film my triforce finished because it is very time consuming and I had to hold the camera with one hand. I hope this gives you the general idea on how to do this, but PLEASE check other websites out before attempting!
I bought my ink at michael's craft store, but it is probably available at any craft store."Tattoo ink is the best, but non toxic india ink (such as Higgins, Speedball or Winsor and Newton) works well also. But if you ask me a question about ink, I will automatically suggest tattoo ink. It’s easily available on the internet. Stay away from pen ink and inks that may be toxic." ( http://fyeahstick-n-poke.tumblr.com/faq )
Picture of my finished tattoo http://fatcats.tumblr.com/post/64484564470
Ohh I'm seeing quite a bit of bad advice here... I've done a lot of my own tatts and plan on becoming an apprentice, please read if you plan on doing stick and poke. The only truly safe (and most effective) way to do this is to order real needles and ink. I got 3 round liners and kuro sumi ink from monstersteel.com fyi and they're cheap!! Seriously. Real needles make a world of difference, lemme tell you, I've used both.
Also, about the pop noise when using a sewing needle--- NO! That is the needle going through the dermis, and while it will stay longer, you will bleed, but more importantly, The ink will bleed too. So in a year you have a fuzzy dot instead of a crisp one. I have a couple that are weird mixed fuzzy and crisp dots, weird looking af.
Using thread is also super unsanitary and does bad things... I literally taped my needle to the end of a pencil to do it, and you just dip a lot more. Crisper lines that way.
Always poke at a 45 degree angle, never straight down. This helps with both kinds of bleeding.
Hope this helps you all, go poke away :)
P.S. be kind to your future self and do stuff you'll actually love forever, not a huge KillFuckDie like someone I know did :P
ok everyone on here saying "oh my parents wont let me so this is the only way i can do it" maybe stop and think about why your parents are not letting you get a tattoo, are you under 18 if so wait till then so you can actually legally get a tat
So much wrong with this video it shows a complete lack of any knowledge of tattooing. This is what you do to tattoo in jail because its all you can get. First dont ever use hydrogen peroxide on a tattoo hp is designed to remove contamination from a cut. This will remove your ink. (Same as using Neosporin on a tattoo it will pull all the ink out ) be smart your not in jail a guitar string is far better paired with a small moter and a bic pin for atube hooked up to a 9volt costs $3 to make and is what professionals used back in the good old days before standard tattoo machines came about. Thoigh the best advice i can give you if your going to do this is save up $40 and get a cheap Chinese kit still not the best but you will actually learn how to use a real machine. If you like the stick and poke style after all you can get amazing art from it and is considered a master lever technique in asia look it uo its cheaper more traditional and beautiful. Finally no pen ink ever not for the stensel not in the skin you can seriously kill someone crom massive infection. Always use tattoo ink inda ink and no its not the same inda ink you can get at the local art store. Plus tattoo ink is designed to be safe in the skin its sterile and will last longer.
Im doing one right now on my ankle. Some parts hurt some parts don’t. Except I’m using soapy water instead. I had a tiny amount of swelling for two minutes after but that’s it. Idk if I have the guts to go over the parts I already did.
Just don't do it wait till you're old enough and go to a pro. I did home made tats when I was younger and it cost a fortune getting them removed and covered up as what I thought was cool at 14 and 15 I thought down right ridiculous at 25. The tattoo in the picture is covering a stick and poke tattoo.
Do not do this !!! Go to a professional!! If you want a good tattoo you have to pay for it!! This method is dangerous and pointless it will never look as good as a real tattoo! Including your sketch! Just save your money and go to someone who knows what they're doing! It's literally common sense
I've had my SNP tattoos for a few weeks and I used pen ink, but it was a non toxic pen. they have not been infected yet, but please keep in mind, my mom and dad know a tattoo artist who watched me do it.
The sad thing is... you can also use liquid eyeliner to do this and since watching this video. I now want a stick and poke. Ugh, family would kill me, right after taking a knife and skinning the tattoo off me.
just did it with simply a sewing needle, some thread i pulled from a jacket, some random ink pot, soap-water, and my dog's blanket. its reeeeally there and isn't budging. also no redness at all yet. its been like 30 minutes since. and it shockingly didn't hurt at all??????????????????????????????????????????? bless.
I used a pot of ink used for inking art :P, no specific brand on it and couldn't find it online. It did fade pretty fast though after a month! Re did it and it seems to be staying in. Just be careful and my body is different from yours, so just because I didn't get an infection doesn't mean you wont xD. (Saying that so nobody comes after me) But yeah! Go for it.
maybe some one knows any good places to hide tattoo's. i realy like drawing stuff and i am working on something big, and i just wanna know where i can draw something good and hide it from my parents, couse i am a young faggot.
lmao. inside of your thigh, bottom of your foot, upper thigh in general, in between your fingers, basically anywhere that you never really expose. so if i was trying to hide a tattoo, i wouldnt put it on my thighs because booty shorts.
i have a tattoo pen will that ink work or nah? Is it harmful to use it? My guess would be not because its already a tattoo pen so its meant to go on the skin but i just want to be sure.(The tattoos with the pen last a day so that is why im tired of reapplying)
your not supposed to get the tattoo wet for a day or two. just some non-scented lotion that's healthy and not too oily. that's probably why your pen ink tattoo came off so quick. I just did one last night, and I watched this video, but I did ALOT of research. pen ink shouldn't come out so quick. maybe in a month or something.
Not completely true. In prison, they use pen ink. But not just ordinary pen ink. Keep that in mind. They use gel pen ink (minus the clear petroleum like goo in the ink cartridge) and It works very well as a substitute if you cant absolutely get India ink. I've seen plenty of gel pen stick n poke tattoos and they don't look bad if they're done right.
A friend did a stick and poke on my wrist with the same motive (triforce), but he totally screwed up haha, so I want to "redo" it. Can I use a different type of ink as he did or do I have to use the same?
+3weird Besties well.. Not really for me. I guess I didn't poke hard enough to get it to stay in the skin for more than like 4 days. It's healed and went away. But atleast I had a lot of fun in the process. And no I didn't get ink poisoning haha
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