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Studio Epona

Get to know the art of hand poked tattoos

Castlefest is THE place where everyone can be themselves, and where you’re free to express yourself in your own beautiful and unique way. Of course art is one of those primary expressions, and tattoo art is definitely a way to show your inside on the outside. It carries a piece of our essence, the things in life we find important, which things we enjoy, and the things that both literally and figuratively shape us. The art form has been around for thousands of years, and used to be done by putting pigment in the skin with a sharp object, like flint or bone. Despite the invention of the tattoo machine, this very basic form of tattooing is still practiced all around the world. The only difference with thousands of years ago is that today we use sterile needles and ink, but the essence remains the same and makes this a very special way of tattooing. In the West, it’s often referred to as “hand poked”.

Studio Epona is a GGD-licensed tattoo studio, specialized in hand poked Celtic, Nordic en pagan tattoos. These are completely created by hand, without the use of a machine. On Castlefest 2022 we will offer some demonstrations so you can see for yourself how a hand poked tattoo is created. The demonstrations are an hour long, and will be held at 11:00, 16:00 and 19:00 hour. Next to that, we'll also be selling clothing and bags with unique designs, and of course it'll be our pleasure to answer any and all questions you might have about tattoos. We're really looking forward to it, and would love to welcome you at our stand!

Important note; it will not be possible to get a hand poked tattoo yourself on Castlefest. But of course you are more than welcome to inquire for information, and to plan an appointment in our studio in Rotterdam.

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