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People Are Doing Some Pretty Incredible Self-Poke Tattoos During Quarantine

We’re months into the quarantine and there’s no denying that most of us are getting quite a bit stir crazy.

And bored.

So it makes sense that we’ve done our best to assuage our boredom by taking part in a few trends. From new TikTok dances to makeup mask tutorials we’ve seen it all.

The latest trend? DIY tattoos-WFH style!

And while this list is compiled of all of the cool hand-poked tattoos being created during quarantine, it’s important to note that we DO NOT want you to do this at home.

Mostly because it’s not worth the risk. In fact, In an interview with The New York Times, Dr. Arash Akhavan, a dermatologist in New York City urged the public to not take part in stick and poke tattoos. “There’s really no safe way to do it at home,” Dr. Akhavan insisted. “There’s probably a 25 to 50 percent chance you’re going to have some sort of complication.” To note, these complications can include anything from bacterial and viral infections which in their most severe forms can lead to death. So of course, you know that now is certainly not the time to go doing something risky that could cause you harm. This means that even if you’re craving that tattoo, spend your time imagining and gathering ideas for your next appt with your local artist when we all get out of the pandemic and save up!

Until then, have a look at the pretty insane stick and poke tattoos people are doing while in quarantine.

Because this chica went and created some pretty cute butterfly pokes.

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so cute & tiny🦋

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And just look at this insanely incredible stick and poke that must have taken a lot of courage.

And this pretty cool earpiece is where it’s at.

This handpoke has quite the fire.

And this one totally captures the ups and downs of the current quarantine.

This homage to 3D glasses is a reminder of simpler times when we could go to the movies.

This super lovely ode to self-isolating.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAHms29Apru/

And finally, this super adorable tattoo is a reminder to treat yourself to some simple love during quarantine.

And NOT stick and pokes! They’re dangerous!

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