Polish Artist uses the Hand-Poking Method

geometric tattoo on arm by Karolina Czaja

Karolina Czaja is acclaimed for her dotwork, and although she tattoos with a modern machine, she is best known for applying a traditional technique of hand-tapping the ink with bamboo sticks taped together with a needle. Her designs are based on indigenous art from the Philippines, Samoa and beyond.

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leg tattoo black and red, patterns, by Karolina Czaja pattern tattoos by Karolina Czaja karolina-czaja-03 Karolina Czaja working on a tattoo
Photos © Karolina Czaja

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March 17, 2014 Art Body Art Tattoos