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03. 04. EN. Técnica hand poked Murph

What it is
Hand poked is not a tattoo style but a technique.

Actually, it is the oldest technique for tattooing and consists of the absence of machines or electrical devices. The tattoo is made by a tapping or punching a needle into the skin.

The tattoo is made by a tapping or punching a needle into the skin.

This is the traditional technique of tattooing and the way in which all cultures have been tattooing until the recent arrival of the tattoo machines in 1891 invented by Samuel O'Reilly.

With the arrival of the machine hand poking was left aside. However, in the past years it as regained popularity.

The designs are usually simple and linear but the ancestral aspect and the use of tapping with the hands gives hand poked tattoos a
natural and spontaneous character that is unique
.

In addition, some connection with the same method of tattooing that almost all previous generations used makes it a special technique with a strong spiritual character.
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Here you can see some examples of hand poked technique:
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