People Are Really Going Crazy For These Beautiful 'Hand Poke' Tattoos (Photos)

Hand poke tattoos seem to be making a serious comeback in the ink scene.

If you're not familiar with this ancient form of body art, let me fill you in. Hand poke or "stick 'n' poke" tattoos are those awesome tats made up of little spots.

Unlike ordinary body art, these tattoos are achieved with a non-electric technique that simply involves a needle and some ink to draw all sorts of amazing freestyle designs on your skin.

You can create some pretty spectacular patterns with this tattoo method, and hand poke tattoos really stand out since they have a distinct, natural look that can't be achieved with a tattoo gun.

Plus, these types of tattoos are less invasive than modern tattoo machines, which means your ink will hurt less and heal faster.

Take a look at the pictures below to see this stunning tattoo trend.

Forget modern-day tattooing methods.

Hand poke aka "stick 'n' poke" tattoos are on the rise...

And now tons of people are ditching the tattoo machines...

For some incredible dotted designs...

...that use this age-old tattooing technique.

"Stick 'n' poke" tattoos are just what they sound like.

This non-mechanical tattooing method simply uses a needle...

To poke into your skin gorgeous, free-hand designs...

...made up of little ink dots.

Hand poke tattoos have unique, organic appearances...

...and this ancient technique is perfect for creating pretty patterns, mandalas and geometric ink designs.

Hand poke tattoos are safe for all types of skin...

...and they're supposedly less painful than getting inked up with a mechanical tattoo gun.

Plus, hand poke tattoos heal faster than regular tats, too.

Citations: Hand Poke Tattoos Are Gorgeous, Less-Painful Designs and They're Blowing Up (Cosmopolitan)