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Intentional Ceremonial Hand-Poked Tattoos

At a very special event we attended in the jungles of Panama, I witnessed a ceremonial hand-poke tattoo session on my partner that was wildly inspirational! 


Sitting under a palm tree, yards from the Carribean, the artist guided him through the design process using the symbol he had chosen and offered a ceremony to seal the intention of the tattoo.  SO POWERFUL!  


​I have seen the power of Shamanic Energywork and know that often symbols become very important markers and reminders of one's journey through different phases of the soul's evolution.  So it is my deepest honor to work with each client to create a design that represents the magick of their journey. 


Sometimes the designs are symbols chosen by the client and sometimes the design is channeled directly from their guides, but it is always applied within a ceremonial setting that often includes a fire ceremony to release and then to ground the energies of the piece.


Hand-poked tattoos are done without the use of a tattoo machine.  This is the way tattooing began thousands of years ago and is still done by tribes all over the world.  This form of tattooing is sacred, intentional, ceremonial.  The design is channeled by me or you can provide a concept and I will work to integrate whatever your Guides bring into my awareness.

I call my hand-poked business A Million Points of Love, because hand-poked tattoos require full presence to insert every point of ink - often millions of them - into the skin.  It's a journey we take together.  I use the dotwork/pointillism style in my pieces - which emphasizes how each dot, while unique and singular, contributes to create a larger community of dots, that then creates an image, picture or symbol.  I like this as a metaphor for being human:  all individual and unique, and yet still part of a larger community, and ultimately part of the human species.  I am an ardent adversary of the sterility of perfection.  So, this style of tattooing brings humanness fully back into the application of the tattoo.  

When tattoos are done this way they become so, so, so much more powerful.  They hold the intention of the piece in physical form.  Many receive information during the tattoo application and, nearly always, continue to receive information, guidance, connections, etc. after the appointment.   


These appointments always start with a short shamanic ceremony - often a fire ceremony - to ground the symbol into this realm.  I choose the music that best serves your experience and we will often discuss anything your Guides would like you to know before beginning the process of applying the tattoo.

This is not for common tattoos.  This process should be reserved for intentional adornments or ceremonial, sacred tattoos.  

​If you are interested in more information or to chat about a design, please contact me.

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