stick and poke

noun
variants: or stick-and-poke

Definition of stick and poke

: a nonelectronic method of tattooing that is performed by using a needle dipped in ink to place the ink one dot at a time into the outer layer of the skin … began selling kits online, filled with sterile materials and directions for how to do stick-and-poke safely.— Jessica Contrera also : a tattoo created using this method Whether you are looking to get a stick and poke of your favorite quote, or want something a bit bigger, wrists are the perfect places for tattoos. — Brittany Natale … every sort of person in the art school seems to have some mottled stick-and-poke slapped onto a calf or a wrist. — Amalia Ono often used before another noun stick and poke tattoos… dressed in a T-shirt and shorts that reveal countless monochromatic tattoos, many of them stick-and-poke illustrations by artist friends. — Rebecca Bengal

First Known Use of stick and poke

2008, in the meaning defined above

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“Stick and poke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stick%20and%20poke. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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