Local Tattoo Artist Creates Dreamy, Delicate & Colourful Hand-Poked Tattoos

Local Tattoo Artist Creates Dreamy, Delicate & Colourful Hand-Poked Tattoos

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ByKarmen on 01 Jun 2021 Digital Editor

Getting a tattoo is one of those things that seem to take forever and rightly so. There's a long checklist of to-dos like deciding on a design, placement, tattoo artist and so on. One tattoo style that's getting a boost in popularity these days, thanks to TikTok, are hand-poked tattoos.

If that sounds like something you'd consider, keep reading to check out a tattoo artist in Singapore who specialises in this tattoo style.

On a side note, check out these tips before you get inked:

Hand poke, or stick-and-poke, tattoos are pretty much what they sound like. Unlike traditional tattoos, no machines are involved. The tattoo is applied by hand where a needle is attached to a pencil-like device, dipped into ink and poked into the skin.

hand poked cat shoulder tattoo singapore
Photo from scarlettpokes

The design is created dot by dot, giving it a hand-drawn and relaxed look. When colours are incorporated, the tattoos take on a dreamy, soft aesthetic.

pastel colour ponyo hand poked arm tattoo singapore
Photo from scarlettpokes

Expect stick & poke tattoos to take a longer time to complete as the artist has to apply each dot individually compared to running a needle gun. On the plus side, these tattoos generally hurt less and heal faster - in about a month.

bee hand poked shoulder tattoo singapore
Photo from scarlettpokes

coloured deer hand poked tattoo singapore
Photo from scarlettpokes

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A local tattoo artist who's gaining popularity on Instagram for this tattoo style is lilypad (@scarlettpokes). Her hand-poked tattoos have a delicate, ethereal look, often with flowers, cats, butterflies as subjects. The combination of fine lines and vivid colours make the tattoos look like they were applied with a crayon or colour pencil.

colourful koi fish hand poked arm tattoo singapore
Photo from scarlettpokes

blue flower arm hand poked tattoo singapore
Photo from scarlettpokes

colourful daisy hand poked tattoo singapore
Photo from scarlettpokes

colourful flower hand poked ribcage tattoo
Photo from scarlettpokes

Follow @scarlettpokes on Instagram here to check out more of her work.

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