ABOUT HART-POKES [TATTOO]:
In middle school I discovered stick-n-poke tattoos and immediately fell in love with the process! I’m a 100% (self-taught) licensed hand-poke artist currently based in Seattle, WA with 5 years of experience. I specialize in floral designs, stipple shading, and blackwork but always love a challenge- especially if it involves color! I offer custom work as well as flash designs. My ultimate goal is to open my own studio and host other hand-poke artists. Tattooing is my way of connecting with others in a comfortable & artistic environment that stimulates meaningful dialogue and can serve as a healing experience for my clients. The main reason I chose to pursue hand-poke vs. machine tattooing is because I became especially interested in the history of tattoos and cultural background of the artform. Hand-poked/machine-free tattoos are the original method of putting art into skin, I feel a deep connection to the minimalism of the process as well as feeling connected to such an old technique that can be modernized and expanded upon. A lot of people assume that hand-poke or “stick-n-poke” is unprofessional, unsanitary, & reserved for very small pieces but if done correctly machine-free tattoos can be very beautiful, large scale & perfectly safe.
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