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Filed under: Predicts the Rise of the Stick and Poke Tattoo

Photo: <a href="">Stick and Poke</a>/Facebook
Photo: Stick and Poke/Facebook

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.'s calling it: DIY tattooing is going to be huge in 2015. Similar to how septum piercing reached its peak in 2014, tattooing will be the thing to do next year. Make no mistake, you can't go to a parlor if you want to fully embrace the trend. Instead, you have to stick and poke designs into your body or it doesn't really count. The site recommends checking out Stick and Poke tattoo kits, which displays helpful warnings like, "Be sober," and "Choose something you REALLLLLLY like."

Not everyone is on board, though. Readers took to's Facebook page to complain that the movement is dangerous and trivializes the act of getting a tattoo: "In no way should you be encouraging anyone to tattoo themselves that is inexperienced, outside of a sterile shop, and not done by a professional," one commenter warned. "Tattoos are lifelong markings, not some trend that you can ditch the next year when something new comes along. Shame."
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