What supplies do you need for a stick and poke?

The materials needed for a stick ‘n’ poke are simple but specific: a sewing needle, a pencil, tattoo or india ink, thread, a lighter, rubbing alcohol and unscented soap and lotion for aftercare. As basic as this process seems, it can be incredibly dangerous if done even a little bit wrong.

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Likewise, people ask, what ink is safe for stick and poke?

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Likewise, why you shouldn’t get a stick and poke? “Using a needle to repeatedly penetrate the skin’s protective barrier can introduce foreign bodies, bacteria, viruses, and fungi into the body.” Now is not the time to willingly put yourself at risk of infections, like staph and cellulitis. You could create a “blow out.”

Moreover, are stick and pokes illegal UK?

It is illegal in Britain to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 except when the tattoo is performed for medical reasons by a duly qualified medical practitioner or by a person working under their direction.

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