This Tattoo Artist Reduces Pain with Hand-Poked Dotted Tattoos

 - Oct 1, 2015
References: designtaxi & mymodernmet
At a first glance, it is difficult to tell that these seemingly gorgeous tattoos are actually dotted tattoos. This rather ancient method of tattooing has since been reintroduced by artist Sarah March, and uses single needle pokes to produce highly detailed tattoos.

Although it is now an outdated and unconventional method of tattooing, March is able to execute designs that resemble modern tattoos. The "hand-poked" or the "stick n' poke" method is a non-electric tattooing technique and takes countless needle pokes on the skin to execute these tattoos.

More impressively, March's meticulous hand-dotted tattoos are done without an outline and she believes that the spontaneity of the hand-poked method is integral in achieving distinctive tattoos. Not only is this a less painful alternative to conventional tattoos, hand-poked methods reinforce a connection and relationship between the artist and client.