How to do a hand poked / stick and poke tattoo
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How to do a hand poked / stick and poke tattoo

Fundamentals and techniques for doing a professional hand poked tattoo
3.8 (43 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
127 students enrolled
Created by Natasha Lawson
Last updated 6/2019
English
Current price: $16.99 Original price: $24.99 Discount: 32% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to do hand poke / stick and poke / machine free tattoos
  • Tattoo design, equipment and sterilisation, stencils, tattoo technique and aftercare
Requirements
  • Being able to draw helps, but you can always use a ready-made design
Description

In this course, I will cover all you need to know to be able to do your very own hand poked tattoo. Stick and poke tattoos, also known as machine free tattoos or hand poked tattoos, have been around for thousands of years but there has recently been a surge of popularity and very little information online about how to do them well. With a few pieces of professional equipment and knowledge on technique, you can seriously up your tattoo game.

This course will cover:

  • Coming up with a good design

  • Equipment overview

  • Health and Safety and how to avoid cross-contamination

  • How to apply stencils

  • Tattoo technique

    1. Tattoo basics, including depth and angle

    2. Different needles

    3. Fine line

    4. Gradients

    5. Black fill

  • Aftercare advice

Who this course is for:
  • People interested in stick and poke tattoos
  • People interested in tattoos
  • People interested in machine-free tattoos
  • People interested in hand poked tattoos
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 01:01:39
+ Introduction
2 lectures 03:58

A brief introduction of what the course offers and what you will learn throughout the course.

Preview 02:35

A quick look at some of the tattoos that I have hand poked on my own leg. An insight into which needles create which kinds of effects and how minimalist gradients can effectively be used.

Preview 01:23
+ Creating a Design
1 lecture 03:45

Draw a small design that we will use as an example for tattooing. You can copy this one, or create your own. It should be simple and small ( 5 x 5 cm)

Creating a Design; either custom or ready-made
03:45
+ Equipment & Sterilisation
1 lecture 05:07

I cover the equipment necessary to produce good hand poked tattoos. Some equipment is not mandatory and I will tell you the pros and cons. Health and safety is covered, including how to avoid cross contamination by using disposable and/or sterile items.

Equipment & Health and Safety Overview
05:07
+ Creating a Stencil
3 lectures 09:23

How to create a stencil using carbon transfer copy paper and tracing paper.

Creating a Stencil using carbon paper and tracing paper
03:39

How to create a stencil using professional tattoo transfer paper.

Creating a Stencil using tattoo transfer paper
01:52

How to apply a stencil using stencil glue. The pros and cons of each type of stencil are covered.

Applying the stencils
03:52
+ Tattoo Technique
4 lectures 34:53

First pass over the design. I'll instruct you on the basic mechanics of tattooing, including depth, angle and how much ink is needed.

Tattoo technique basics - first pass
09:43

Second and third pass over design to finish it off.

Tattoo continued - second and third pass
06:56

A look at the different effects different needles produce and why you would use them for specific purposes.

Gradients and different types of needles
08:44

4 hour tattoo I've done on my own leg, sped up into <10 minutes. A overview of how gradients work in real life, and the tattoo process in general.

Preview 09:30
+ Aftercare
1 lecture 01:54

Aftercare advice on how to best look after your tattoo whilst it is healing.

Best Aftercare Practises
01:54
+ Overview
1 lecture 02:39

A brief overview on what you have learnt during this course and how to progress from this. You are welcome to contact me at any point with your designs, tattoos and/or questions at info@tashtattoos.com or @tashtattoos on Instagram.

Course Overview and the Future
02:39