Handpoke Tattoo Kit

The eponymous tattooing kit from Handpoke Tattoo Co (HTC) comes with all of the essentials for one hand-poke session (aka one to three tattoos on one person): a 3D-printed needle grip, step-by-step instructions illustrated by HTC’s founding team, sterilization tools, three needles (bold, medium and fine), a sheet of custom flash tattoos and a tray to store these items on. Tested and tweaked by a …

The Handpoker by Death at Sea

The Brooklyn studio's 3D-printed design adds a modern touch to the ancient art of tattooing

Brooklyn studio Death at Sea turns to a time-honored craft for its latest 3D-printed offering, with the Handpoker—a tool for stick-and-poke tattoos. Death at Sea designer Matt Cavanaugh created the one-piece construction in stainless steel so it can be fully functional. Sporting tattoos himself, Cavanaugh tells CH, “I was trying to find a place where I can contribute to tattoo culture, not being a tattoo …

Cool Hunting Video: David Sena

A master tattoo artist who also "paints" with fire

Several years ago, we visited artist David Sena‘s studio to peep behind the curtain and find out about his unique process. Sena (who has given a few CH staff members tattoos in the past) creates large-scale artworks using an unusual method: the Cooper Union graduate “paints” almost exclusively using fireworks. The results are fantastic. The artist translates rough burn marks and leftover trails from smoke …