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Stick and poke tattoos concern public health officials

Stick and poke tattoos concern public health officials

CBC Hand poked tattoos, or stick and poke as they are commonly called, are done with just a needle and a bottle of ink. For the most part, hand poked tattoos are happening outside of tattoo parlours, in people's homes. Laura Thorne, a Halifax student and visual artist, has been hand poking tattoos in her living room for a year and a half. She uses a sanitized hospital pen, the kind doctors use …

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