Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

Illustration credit: Alex Stross

Tallula Ricciardi, Outreach, Caboose, and Online Editor

October 27, 2019

Once mainly popular among prisoners, homemade “stick and poke” tattoos have become mainstream—especially among teenagers. The method of tattooing is simple enough for people to do at home on themselves and others. A homemade stick and poke tattoo, otherwise known as a DIY tattoo, involves only ...

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