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RTA student and stick n' poke artist Fion Liu gives a client a tattoo in her studio. (Kelsey Adams)

RTA stick ‘n’ poke artist stabbing her way into the industry

Fourth-year new media student Fion Liu gave her first stick ‘n’ poke tattoo in 2014 on a Tinder date. Her date asked her to poke a Chinese character on him and he supplied her with sewing needles, a vodka cap bottle and India ink. For decades this has been how most stick ‘n’ poke tattoos occur: in the spur of […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Visual Arts & Design
Although trendy, there can be serious health risks with getting a stick 'n' poke tattoo

Stick ‘n’ poke tattoos becoming increasingly popular among students

Lauren Lowther got her first stick ‘n’ poke tattoo when she was 15 years old.  Seven years later, she boasts seven of them on various parts on her body. The 22-year-old film student, doesn’t regret a single one and loves how each tattoo has a specific – and often hilarious – story behind it. Stick ‘n’ poke tattoos, also known […]

by Rachel Surman· · Arts & Life, Health
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