NIC AND POKE
Machine-Free and Fine Line Tattoos
Private Studio in Chicago, IL
Guest Tattooing in Aurora, CO Nov 13-18
Machine or No Machine?
I create tattoos both with and without a tattoo machine, depending on the style we're looking to achieve, size of the piece, time constraints, etc.
Hand-poked tattoos offer a more comfortable sensory experience, and take on more of a hand-made, authentic look.
I use handheld, battery powered rotary machines to minimize sound and vibrations for those
with sensory preferences. They also allow me to use small and single needles for finer, more delicate line work.
A Little of Both
Typically, I use both machines and hand-poking for efficiency and stylistic integrity.