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Stick and Poke tattoos?

I don’t know if I count as a teen but I’m 13. It’s quarantine (of course) and I’m bored out of my mind. My friends recently posted on her Instagram story showing she got a DIY stick and poke tattoo. I also saw a few other things. I looked it up online and did research because it looked pretty cool. Turns out they fade but they’re still permanent. So I looked up ways to remove a tattoo and the safest and most reliable way is laser treatment but that still won’t completely get rid of the tattoo. There is also a risk of infections and stuff like that. I really want a tattoo though, it looks cool. Thoughts/Advice?
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3191940 tn?1447268717
You should discuss this with your parents, since they will be the ones taking care of you and paying for your medical expenses should any complications arise.  Plus, it's just a good idea to be transparent with your parents to avoid arguments and conflicts.

There are inherent dangers with any do-it-yourself procedure that involves piercing your skin.  You mentioned one, and this lists several others: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvdq3b/how-safe-are-stick-and-poke-tattoos

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Wassup! I have given myself a few stick and pokes,basically before you do it (i know I can't stop you if you have your mind set) know it's stabbing yourself, over and over and over until it turns into a shape, sometimes if you don't do it deep enough you just feel pain, you might bleed, but you don't get the tattoo (Its just a bunch of dots!!) And you have to take care of it, as a teen who used to self harm I can say stick and pokes are pretty similar, so, just, keep that in mind, and im all for you do you boo decorate yourself however you want, but I would wait for a professional, i wish I did tbh
20899175 tn?1593552586
Just print a piece of paper and use it. Laser treatment is expensive and can hurt. Just the same old way, but you won't have any regrets in the future.
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