9 Hand-Poke Tattoo Artists Who Are Changing the Ink Game
Tattoo trends may come and go, but the hand-poke approach will always be around. This centuries-old ink technique may be a little more painful than your average mechanical needle, but the crisp, clean result is totally worth it. Whether you're eyeing a new mini palm tattoo or want a full-on sleeve, anything is possible with the right artist. In search of a new ink master? Ahead, check out some of our favorite hand-poke pros from around the globe.
Emerik Derome: This Montreal-based artist is beloved by ink fanatics around the globe for his avant-garde approach to classic and modern art. (via @dirtyl00ks)
Yeda Zweifel: If you're thinking about taking a trip to Berlin anytime soon, make sure to check out this German tattoo artist's shop. Zweifel creates minimalist single-line drawings with an intricate twist. (via @yeda_zweifel)
Kelli Kikcio: The badass co-owner of Brooklyn-based Welcome Home Studio is skilled at mimicking everyday basics with a lighthearted finish. (via @kellikikcio)
Jenna Bouma: Renowned for her vintage portraits and masterfully shaded animals, NYC-based Bouma is taking appointments as we speak. (via @slowerblack)
Lucy Salay: Line art, hearts, and small wonders of nature are just a few of this Slovakia-based artist's favorite ink pieces. (via @lucysalay)
Talia Migliaccio: If you find yourself in Santa Fe, book with Migliaccio to make your favorite doodles a little more permanent. (via @taliamigliaccio)
Blame Max: Self-named as the "Hand Poke Grandmaster," this Poland-based tattoo artist is best known across the 'gram for his unbelievably intricate details made entirely of dots. (via @blamemax)
Tea Leigh: Co-owner of Welcome Home Studio in Brooklyn, Leigh is revered for her feminine yet powerful pieces of hand-poked ink. (via @tealeigh)
Tati Compton: This LA-based artist is all about inking badass babes on men and women alike. (via @taticompton)
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