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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Sophomore Rory Salzano’s sleeve of self-done stick-and-pokes.

Ink or infection? A deep dive into dorm body modifications

Madeleine Upston, Features Staff Writer October 23, 2023

There's only one thing cooler than having a tattoo: having a tattoo on a college campus.  However, with tuition high and wages low, many UVM students are rejecting traditional body art methods and...

A heart and devil adorn the leg of junior Garet Ewing, Nov. 1. Ewing has 20 tattoos in total, and only three of them are not stick and pokes.

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer November 6, 2019

Dip, poke and repeat. Tons of people are going under the needle to get new ink, and it’s not in the traditional method of tattooing with a gun. People have been practicing this art for thousands...

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