Hand poke tattoos are getting their moment in the spotlight, thanks to some very talented artists working in this medium. This isn't a stick and poke in someone's basement. Machineless tattooing is a romantic art form, and these tattoos are here to show you why.
The practice itself takes longer than getting tattooed with a machine, but this is an ancient art form, and those who have these tats say it's a different kind of ritualistic experience. When getting poked by a skilled artist, the results are truly breathtaking -- from the dot work to the somewhat softer way a hand poke tattoo presents. Here are some of our favorites.