A WORKSHOP WITH THE EXPERTS: HAND POKE YOUR OWN TATTOO

A WORKSHOP WITH THE EXPERTS: HAND POKE YOUR OWN TATTOO

These days, totally tattoo-free skin is a rarity; body art has reached the masses. That’s partly due to techniques like hand poking, which makes body art even more accessible. Hand poked tattoos are a newly rediscovered technique. Thousands of years ago, people in Asia and Polynesia used materials from nature – including thorns, teeth, and pointed bones – to apply ink under their skin. Today, we use sterile needles, tattoo ink, and steady hands. An intro and a bit of practice aren’t a bad idea before your first poke — and a workshop is now available from the team around Tim Kraehnke, tattoo artist and founder of Studio Toto. In this four-hour workshop, you’ll learn more about the history of hand poked tattoos and receive instruction in hygienic standards before testing your sketches on artificial or pig skin, before trying them out on yourself or others. In addition to the lasting memory, you’ll also leave with a take home tattoo kit so you can practice poking on your own time. (Text: Verena Schwarz / Photos: Aydoo sessions)

Studio Toto, Muskauerstr.46, Berlin-Kreuzberg; map

The next Hand Poke Tattoo Workshop will be held in German and is on 29.7.17, 12-16h
Registration is open until this evening (27.7.17) on Aydoo sessions

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