Hand Poke

Hand Poke Tattoo Artists

November 6th, 2018

Interview: Grace Novacek

Hand Poke

Hand Poke Tattoo Artists

November 6th, 2018

Interview: Grace Novacek

A form of self expression, an interpersonal experience, an art -- no matter how we perceive them, tattoos are omnipresent in today’s world. I spoke to three hand poke tattoo artists working in Seattle about their experience giving (and getting) tattoos.

These three hand poke artists -- Aiyana, Ren, and Avery -- embody such thoughtfulness and vivid individualism; their practice is humble and honest, yet completely remarkable. This is a testament to the nature of hand poke tattoos, and how this form of art operates in a city like Seattle. From giving small tattoos to excited party-goers at Toe Jam to poking a personal piece for more than three hours in the company of friends, these artists are redefining the art, and experience, of tattoos.

Aiyana

Avery

Ren


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