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While the vast majority of tattoo artists working today perform their craft using machines, whether they be coil or rotary, there's a growing movement of machine free tattooers who categorize their work as hand-poked. They create beautiful and intricate designs for their clients, all without needing electricity. Take a look at 16 of the finest hand-poke tattoo artists from around the world in the gallery below, then let us know your thoughts on the machine free movement in the comments section.

El Dot

Bilbao, Spain


Brighton, UK


Dordogne, France

Sara Agustina

Cali, Colombia

The Tatt Bratt

Toronto, Canada


Zlin, Czech Republic

Katya Ponomarenko

Kyiv, Ukraine


Cape Town, South Africa


Leipzig, Germany

Gerry Prana

Ubud, Bali

Allspice Pimento

Portland, USA

Tea Leigh

Brooklyn, USA


Stick Around Tattoo

Melbourne, Australia

Grace Neutral

London, UK

Yar Put