There are two important questions you need to answer before getting your home made tattoo
What do I want?
The second best part about creating a stick and poke, surpassed only by having the finished tattoo, is choosing a design. Stick ‘n’ pokes work much better with simple and small designs. If you want a complex tattoo, you’re better off going to a professional studio (unless you are very talented and experienced, in which case you wouldn’t be reading this post). Think of something, work on it, find references, put it on paper. Again and again. You must be prepared to tattoo yourself (or someone else) with a design of your own making. Again, minimalism goes a long way. Choose something timeless to you (or to whoever is getting it). It’s going to be on you ‘forever’ after all. If you absolutely give no fucks and wish to live in the moment then that’s up to you. The choice is yours.
Where do I want it?
If you’ll be tattooing yourself, make sure the place you choose is easily accessible. Depending on your design, you could be poking for a few hours. Awkward or hard to reach places on the body, such as your chest or shoulders, may not be the best idea for self-made hand poke tattoos.