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Tann (they/them) is the creator of Ink the Diaspora, a platform that is for visibility of brown & dark skin folks who struggle to find representation for tattoos. Based in New York, Tann finds a great interest as their job as tattoo consultant. The interest is so great that they start to learn to tattoo themselves. Learn about Tann starting their journey as a stick and poke artist. Learn about different ink colors on different skin tones. How undertones play a role in tattoo color visibility and how color swatches can help. Tann plans to offer simple color swatches for folks with dark skin to assist them and artists in creating large colorful pieces.

Read more about Tann on our blog.

Pictured supplies are available in our DIY hand poke tattoo kit – check us out.

Our Instructional Videos:

+ How to Stick and poke tattoo

+ How to care for your new tattoo

+ Tattoo safety + How to remove gloves

+ How to use a tattoo stencil

+ Why do you stick and poke? We interview our actors.

+ Stick and poke Tattoo Inks

+ All about tattoo needles

Stick & Poke Tattoo Kit™ is a trademarked (USPTO, WIPO) green business in northern California since 2013. We are the first harm reduction product for DIY home tattooing on the world market. Stick and poke LLC’s mission is to provide access to safe tattoo supplies and home DIY tattoo information.

Check out our blog for many articles on tips and other cool tattoo related information

Our Photo Gallery of submissions from the stick n’ poke community

Our products:

Directors: N West, Shelly Simon DP, Editor: David Garcia Music: Cat Mahatta Credit Animation: Tatiana Ray