Nowadays tattoos are done with the use of a standard tattoo-making machine. One can call it a gun, iron or just simply equipment – but this is the ultimate way through which the ink gets into the skin in an efficient manner and mostly in a pain-free way. Comparing with history, the evolution of the tattoo machine is fair new in the setting. The idea of the equipment came from Edison’s electric pen in the late 1800s and now it has become ubiquitous in different tattoo studios across the world.
In this regard, it is important to mention that tattoos are in no way a modern invention and it has its roots way back in the time before Christ. The style simply goes back to millennia with a number of origins in a different culture. Keeping the thought of this age-old practice, this post mainly deals with certain unconventional ways of tattooing and will see how they are done.
This particular form of tattooing started in the Japanese culture and it was both difficult to master as well as enthralling to watch at the same time. The handle of the equipment is crafted out of bamboo and it is then given a pen-like narrow shape.
The bamboo gets a round shape for a high level of accuracy as well as comfort. To get the design on the body, the handle is ‘punted’ to the skin once the ink has been poured to the extremely sharp points.
Hand Poke Technique
One needs to have a needle, some ink and most importantly the design to make a hand poked tattoo. Of course, the entire process takes some serious time. In this technique, the single or medium-sized needle is punched into the skin of the person to create the wicked outlook.
The person getting body art though this technique has to be patient and most importantly the individual must have 100% reliability of the strength as well as the ability of the artist. This is arguably one of the easiest sources of getting a tattoo if you are looking for a tattoo not made of the machine.
Striking Stick and Rake Technique
This is one of the most primitive techniques available so far for making tattoos all over the world. As per the records, the use of this technique is now restricted in several countries before a significant time frame, but till today the practice is relevant in South Pacific territories like Samoa and Papua New Guinea.
The artist makes sure that the skin of the person is well stretched before he/she hit the shape rake with a thick solid stick in a bid to put the skin stretched. Originally made of bone, the rake is immersed in ink before moving to the area to make tattoos.
Some Other Popular Techniques for Tattooing
·Metal tube tattooing technique
·Ink Rubbing technique
·Hand tap technique
Readers can see that tattooing has come a long way from stabbing skin area with a stick, bone and hurting the area badly. But one can deny the fact that more the method is indigenous, the better aura of dedication, romance and technical skill.
Author’s Bio - Tom Clark has become one of the popular names in the tattooing industry to using a variety of techniques for tattoo making. He is also associated with numbers of tattoo shops in Phuket as well as in other locations too.