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Divine Mother & Creator “Web of Life” Mandala – Sacred Tattoo Design


Sacred Tattoo Design

I was so excited and grateful to work on this sacred tattoo design in between my journeys to Bimini and Alaska. I finished it right before leaving on my current vacation actually – a great send off!

I always marvel at the timing of designs and how they are always infused by all that is going on individually with my clients, me personally, and the collective energy at large.

This design also spoke loudly to a personal Mandala wanting to channel through, although this one will be worn over my beautiful client’s Heart Chakra on her back.

I find myself continuing to stare at it and being drawn in deeper with its layered motion. It feels so alive and fluid with movement and really powerful, yet in a divine feminine way. And it’s no wonder, as my client so beautifully walks in this energy.

I keep seeing more in it as I look at it and I’m sure many of you will too.

This wove itself into a Divine Mother and Creator Mandala, but rich with layers of symbolism and a little Celtic flair.

Here’s a little bit about what is in the design:

I wanted it to have an organic and vibrantly alive feeling, even though sacred geometry speaks through as well with the Mandala, as if it is fluid, moving, emanating, creating and weaving itself – soft and feminine, yet strong and powerful.

At center is the Triskelion. It felt important and so beautifully created the focal center, anchoring point to the design flow.

I love the multi-layered symbolism in this symbol, which provides depth to the design, but ultimately reflecting the depth of my client.

Its symbolism includes: action, cycles, progress, revolution, moving forward, spirit – mind – body, mother – father – child,  father – son – holy ghost, past – present – future, power – intellect – love, creator – destroyer – sustainer, creation – preservation – destruction, the otherworld – the mortal world – the celestial world, the trinity,  mystery, feminine, intuition, subtleness, subconscious, spirituality, illumination, hidden desire, personal growth, human development, and spiritual expansion.

During the process I kept getting a lot around the number three and that Trinity energy for her, which you also see in the Triple Motherhood Knot that were woven in, in three areas. These are the three heart entwined symbols bottom, left and right. It’s stylized to symbolize a parent and child embracing to convey the enduring bond between them. This symbol looks like 2 hearts created out of knots – one lower than the other but intertwined eternally. And my client truly is the epitome of that loving mothering energy that is not only so important to her, but truly is her strength and gift to share in service, in and out of the home.

The number three also speaks of the Triple Goddess and Maiden, Mother, Crone energy. This felt significant and honoring, not just for aspects of her and the cycles in her life that they represent, but also represent her and the two women dear in her life that have recently transitioned – her great aunt and grandmother.

Three also from Tarot, is the Empress card, which really spoke to me for my client with her symbolism of the archetype of feminine power, mother, healing, water energy, creation, creativity, abundance, fruitfulness, fertility, intuition, emotions, passions, prosperity, productive action, nurturing, love, harmony, union, sensuality, continual growth, all things beautiful and lush, and Mother Earth.

Then the number six also came through, which you see in the white parts of the design.

But first let’s back up. There is an organic lotus underneath the layered design, that peaks through the other parts. And layered over it is a stylized Tree of Life that reaches above and below in mirror with its limbs and branches, as well as extend out and around to create a six petaled temple-like design that draws the limbs together at the top of each sacred temple.

The number six is also significant and felt meaningful for her. It represents harmony, balance, soulful integration, perfect union, communication, sincerity, love, truth, enlightenment, naturally revealing solutions for us in a calm, unfolding manner, delicate diplomacy in sensitive matters, reliability, lighting our path in areas we require spiritual and mental balance, and encourages compassion and forgiveness. It is connected with the very powerful Hexagon and Merkaba.

There is then an interlaced eight pointed Octagonal flower that weaves through the petals of the lotus and the limbs/temples of the tree. The symbolism of eight has to do with continuation, repetition, cycles, inner strength, patience, wisdom, gentle power, faith in your abilities, courage, protection, energy, vitality, good health, healing, empowerment, endurance, success, manifestation, prosperity, balances material and spiritual worlds. Octagons symbolize regeneration, totality, infinity, rebirth, transition, and are considered good luck for the Chinese. It represents a Bagua, which is a Feng Shui tool for flow of Chi, but also represents the constantly changing forces and natural phenomena of the Universe as described in the I-Ching.

I then carried through more spirals to frame each of the six points and tie in with the Triskelion at center, but also to move the energy in all directions and keep it fluid, while also balancing masculine points with feminine curves.

The Lotus itself is a powerful and ancient image symbolizes harmony, spiritual illumination and unlimited potential. The lotus is a type of water lily which rises from the sludge of muddy waters and opens into a beautiful flower. It is often used as a mandala, or circular symbol, but any way you use the Lotus in a spiritual practice, it will provide a resonant field that reinforces the concept of resurrection. Human mistakes and challenges are the fertilizer for brilliance and awakened creation as the Lotus shows us. Born in the murkiest of ponds, Lotus still emerges pure. Use the Lotus as a reminder that “this, too, shall pass.” Be assured that all fertilizer nurtures a beautiful new life. In the greater world, Lotus is a peaceful cosmic beacon for forgiveness, gratitude and compassion to prevail where the sludge of conflict has resided. Using this symbol on water invites a balance between humility and pride.

The Tree of Life captures the essence of Celtic belief in the interconnectedness of all things – earth and sky, plants, animals and all beings – in the cycle of life. This Tree of Life depicts a tree, leaves opening in the new Spiral cycles of life into eternal journeys that lead to abundant of heart expansion in the process. The trees roots grounding in the earth and the limbs reaching in different directions of where the path will lead on the continuous journey of enlightened awareness. These roots grounding you with the Earth and the relationships and aspects of life you hold dear, keeping you balanced, as well as nurtured in giving and receiving.

I curved some of the inner branches for a feminine flow, also to double as the center of the Lotus, and to create a hint of loose, open heart shapes – the source of love in giving and receiving.

There is an abstract suggestion of almost a Spider-like quality to these limbs, which I noticed after the design was done. I found this very interesting, as I began the channeling by asking my client’s Animal Spirit Guide – the Spider –  to help guide me in weaving this creation for her.

The Spider symbolizes strong feminine energy, creativity, life spirit, weaver of destiny, patience, receptivity, tuning into life’s ebbs and flows, integrating shadow self, spirit of creation, and in many traditions is the totem symbol of the Mother. For example, in Ancient Egypt the Spider represents the Goddess of the Divine Mother, Neith and in some Native American Indian tribes she is the symbol for the Creator of the World.

And so I see this as the “web of life” that my client is weaving from the source of her heart and soul. It feels that the Spider has guided this creation and that this is her Magickal Web Mandala of all things dear to my client, all things to support her, and all things that she will continue to weave, create, share, nurture, and contribute through the love of her heart.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

There is currently a waiting list, which I am moving through as quickly as I can.  I can only provide a guesstimate on timing. You can easily make your deposit at the link provided below to embark on this journey in partnership with me.

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

You can also order your personal copy here: Signed and Inscribed Copy of Spiritual Skin 

Alchemy of Infinite Love Mandala – Sacred Tattoo Design


Sacred Tattoo DesignThis newest sacred tattoo design was a process of creating a personal Mandala that would act as a portal opening to the energy and things my client shared that were important to him and that he wanted captured in the essence of the design. It was an immediate intuitive feeling that this was to come forth as a Mandala, as that felt most aligned with the nature of the energy and my client. It’s always fun when something hits me right away and I can’t see anything else but that vision.

The Mandala came through in the abstract immediately, and then it was simply a process of allowing it to merge and weave together into the perfect reflection. I ask for the guidance and trusted the process and it just immediately came in seamless steps.

This sacred design is the essence of the Heart Chakra, with the Heart Chakra Sanskrit at center and its twelve-petaled lotus all around. I actually didn’t set out to create the twelve petals, but as synchronicity works, while I wove the design from the inside out, it just ended up that way – meant to be.

I wanted it to have a balanced feel of masculine and feminine, for wholeness and the feeling of energy moving in and out, alive and pulsating. It also has the feel of the sun illuminating and emanating, as the source of illumination from within you. The circular center doubles as the full moon as well.

There are also pairs of six-petaled lotuses and designs within the larger design/lotus. Six holds the energy of the universally sacred hexagon, but six also represents truth, perfect union, lovers, harmony, balance, equality, integration…all things my client was drawn to.

He also had a resonance with the heart and infinity symbols, so I worked them in, but in a less obvious, more subtle yet potent way that really enhanced the energy of the piece.

If you look at center you’ll see six abstract hearts creating inner petals. They have spiral designs to them, which is also a potent symbol of the cycles of life and eternity. Then if you look at where the tips of those hearts end, you’ll see how I worked a mirror image of the hearts and have them criss-crossing where they join, just like the infinity symbol for continuous flow between them. These are heart infinity symbols and are also like hour glasses as well, which hold the sands of time and represent cycles, nature, balance, life/death, temporal/temporary, inevitability…

Then I created an organic quality to the Mandala by adding in the suggestive hints of two Phoenix to have their energy present with the overall essence. You can see their feathered heads at top left and bottom right and hints of their wings at right and left of the lotus…almost like flames as well.

Phoenix symbolism represents power, strength, renewal, life, time, magic, purity, clarity, rebirth, longevity, creativity, protection, transformation.

In Chinese wisdom the Phoenix is usually seen in pairs – a male and a female. These represent Yin and Yang, balance, duality, polarity, as well as divine immortal partnership. So not only does this convey the marriage and integration of the individual’s male and female parts into wholeness, but is a good symbol for creating that divine partnership with another.

Birds always represent a sense of freedom and a free spirit as well.

The piece conveys boundless and abundant love, death and rebirth, what’s within emanating out, awakening, freedom, and harmonious union.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

There is currently a waiting list, which I am moving through as quickly as I can.  I can only provide a guesstimate on timing. You can easily make your deposit at the link provided below to embark on this journey in partnership with me.

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

You can also order your personal copy here: Signed and Inscribed Copy of Spiritual Skin 

Capricorn “Rising” – A Sacred Tattoo Design for Self Reinvention


Sacred Tattoo Design

As mentioned in my post on the upcoming Capricorn Super Full Moon this Saturday the 12th and Saturn’s going direct on the 20th, I’ve been immersed in a theme of Capricorn energy both personally and collectively.

My most recent tattoo design client, whose designs you see pictured here, also happens to be a Capricorn. And, it wasn’t until I was near completion of his design that I realized the synchronicity and potency of what had channeled through, given what I’d been focused on.

It’s so beautiful to see the collective shared thread and reiterates again just how powerful these sacred tattoo designs are in terms of not just personally activating things for the wearer, but also have collective symbolism and activate things for all who also experience the designs by viewing it.

I’ll go further to add that simply their “coming to life” as I design them, also acts as a portal opening for the collective pool to experience. This is true with anything that we create intentfully, just as crop circles shift frequencies on the Earth and for the Earth collective simply by their activation into being. So too does sacred art in all of its forms when it is purely brought to life.

Julian Sacred Tattoo Design (2)I find this an incredibly fun project that is worth sharing in its development. This design was an evolutionary journey of learning, revealing, and growth, simply in the process of its manifestation. My client and I went through stages and created two designs, as result of what was needed to be revealed and integrated.

The work was being done through the activation of the designs. Very cool stuff.

It was like a healing session through designs and once we were able to pinpoint the specifics and story, we were able to create another level of integrated expression that had been revealed and embraced.

It’s kind of hard to explain, but we had this beautiful transference of inner work take place through intentfully created energetic symbolism.

And we also achieved a beautiful opening to telepathic communication and an incredible synergy of meaning.

I will let you explore the designs to see what you receive from them – one of which became our tool for doing the deeper work. The other to take the work achieved and create a frequency for it as an energetic imprint, so to speak, at the level of integration that was achieved.

The design is a larger piece that will sit at the center, upper portion of the back at 13 inches long/tall and 8 and ¾ inches at the widest part.

I combined several elements of symbolism into the image you see first, above, that really spoke loudly to me in the process of tuning in and reflecting on all that my client shared that we would be working to bring forth and balance.

Here are the elements included: 

Capricorn represented in the male figure that is half goat and half fish  - My client is a Capricorn and when I felt into how to represent this powerful and transformative evolution he is moving through, I wanted something that represented him and this felt to be his Capricorn Sun, by birth. From the information he shared about his personality and how others relate to him and see him, this all really spoke to that empowered essence of who he is. So to convey this in a form that both had that integrity and dignity of his determined focus and compassionate self, while also conveying a sense of mystery and the creative freedom he is birthing from his inner flame, became the task. This Capricorn male is strong, mystical, a leader and visionary, confident, but caring – all of this captured in the way I drew him.

Vortex portal – this is depicted where his hands are. His arms rest on his knees/tail with effortlessness as he creates a new doorway of experience and a new journey/path (the spiral center) that is within his creative capacity to be in control of. He is the authority of himself and his life and the creator of his experiences.

Phoenix – the Phoenix is merged almost as one with the Capricorn figure. This signifies a rebirthing and reinvention of who he is that is taking place . The Phoenix shares his body, but also appears as if hovering in air, as it magically rises from the flames to be reborn. Its wings, which also symbolize new found freedom, are starting to unfurl into a more expansive version of himself – him in his wholeness and able to weave his highest potentials into his life. The wings also appear to be part of him, but of the Phoenix simultaneously.

Flames – I added a touch of tribal like flames, as my client really likes that style, from which the Phoenix/and the new version of self is rising and emerging from. They are also like the violet flame of the seventh ray – a tool for spiritual self transformation and transcendence. It is also the flame of transmutation, freedom, and forgiveness. The flames are also positioned at the top and above his Crown Chakra so it is symbolically representational of this.

Spiral Horns – I added the simple spiral horns supporting below to emphasize that Capricorn is Earthy and very grounded. Although he has the tail of a fish, this is mainly to represent that he has a very refined sense of empathy and is very sensitive in the way of being aware of all levels of communication, which makes him always aware of other’s feelings and makes him a good leader, able to help others to cooperate to achieve goals. So this shows the sensitive side of Capricorn in having some softer spiral shapes, but yet are strong horns because of his strength and confidence as a leader. Also I wanted to balance the more harder edged points of the flames and wings, to bring a sense of that balance that is needed and is within him. There is both a strong male aspect here, but tempered with being in touch with the Divine Feminine in some of the subtle curvatures integrated in the full design. He seems to be supported by these spiral horns that represent being at one with the journey, since his tail entwines with them. The spiral of course is a symbol of creation, movement, fluidity, surrender/releasing, holistic growth, and awareness of the one within the context of the whole. It reveals the cyclical nature of life, the consciousness of nature from core center expanding outward, and the relationship between unity and multiplicity. It is the limitless spirals that move both “inward towards the Source of creation and eternally outward with Source’s continual self-creation.” In this way, the spiral reflects the contiguous journey home to who you really are and the journey to be one with Source.

Triangle/Pyramid/Diamond – the overall shape of the design is a combination of a pyramid or triangle, as well as infers a diamond shape. These have their own sacred geometry symbolism. The Triangle pointing upright is a visual symbol of ascension and brings the concept of duality to a third position of integration and harmony. The peak at top symbolizes higher thought, inspiration, enlightenment, oneness of mind, aspiration, focus, unity consciousness. In this way it helps you focus and center the inner conflicts in order to be in stillness of peace with the wholeness of who you are and within that peace to be guided by your authentic voice. The diamond symbol or the triangle symbol expresses itself in terms of clarity, ascension and extraordinary wisdom. The diamond of course is two triangles inverted.

And then you have the second image, which integrates things further, and to another level.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

There is currently a waiting list, which I am moving through as quickly as I can.  I can only provide a guesstimate on timing. You can easily make your deposit at the link provided below to embark on this journey in partnership with me.

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

You can also order your personal copy here: Signed and Inscribed Copy of Spiritual Skin 

The Unseen Made Seen – An Enchanted Realm Comes Alive as a Sacred Tattoo Design


Sacred Tattoo DesignThis newest sacred tattoo design awakened an opportunity to bring an enchanted realm into this reality that both my client and I hold dear in heart. I was so excited when we started to collaborate and I heard what all I was going to be able to help bring alive and into being from behind the veils.

It was a deep and intense journey and yet, as I always do, I sat with things until the energetic frequency I could access felt clear. When there were things holding me off or creating a block, I just waited until I was able to hold a clear frequency that could mirror the wholeness I knew was there peeking through. Then suddenly, when I was able to reach “through” all of the things that were in process of shifting, it suddenly flowed like a powerful waterfall and fluidly came into being through my pencil with ease.

The result was one that took all of the parts of the journey and wove them into a potent portal that transmuted the elements into powerful medicine and activation.

I always love what is going on in my own life, where I am, the environment, what’s energetically in my experience that always mirrors the energy needed for each piece I’m helping to create.

I had no idea when this design would emerge, but it did while I was away last week where I was spending every day in nature, in the Faery forests, mountains, meadows, and lakes in the Tahoe area, as well as had such magickal connective time with the wild mustangs and butterflies while there. I even had a run in with a little rabbit that was quite the playful one dodging about from my dad – some of these elements had been discussed previously with my client before the drawing came about, which elements I felt important to incorporate in the piece.

Needless to say, the energy of where I was, was such a perfect backdrop and portal for channeling this.

This is a very large piece at 16 1/2″ in length, which will be going on my client’s left side of her back for the symbolism that area represents, as well as will be working energetically in balance with tattoos she already has.

There is a lot in the image that may be hard to find, so I’ll just point some things out without going into depth on the whole symbolism, but a lot of my designs are like treasure maps to each soul. They are fun to explore and find new things each time that will speak to you in different ways at any given time you view it.

This piece is created almost like a wing shape meant to sit in that left portion of the back angled at the shoulder/between shoulder and neck area and all the way down the left side, cascading into and over the spine a bit. This will help to flow and connect energy moving from left into the right side.

As for what you may discover upon deeper observation, here are the elements in the piece:

There is a hint of rocks for the cave opening that are surrounded by a tree trunk, limb, and branches, rooted at the bottom and curving up and down at top.

From within the cave emerges a beautiful and powerful Dragon, which is a familiar and teacher to my client. You can see a hint of her two wings, as she is flying down and just peeking through the opening while she is about to emerge fully herself.

There are two Faeries. One above and one below. They play varying energetic parts in this living portal as aspects of self and the seen and unseen. The one below is like a Goddess/Priestess working magick with the Dragon, as the Seven Pointed Faery/Pleiadian Star appears, emanating a crystalline energy from it and within the cave entrance. The Faery above has Celtic inspired/designed wings and very Nymph-like and somewhat androgynous.

A magickal butterfly and sweet rabbit are the Faery’s friends and helpers lending their support, as well as their symbolic presence and wisdom.

Many magickal flowers burst into bloom including Honeysuckles and Faery bell-like flowers. Elf Clematis as well, vines wrapping around the tree and limbs, weaving magick and life.

The cave is a gateway and portal to this enchanted realm that is being manifest into this reality.

The main Faery below wears a headpiece of leaves, Crystal, spiral and Celtic Trinity/Triquetra. There is also a larger Triquetra on the lower part of the tree trunk left of the rabbit.

Within the rocks of the opening of the cave just above that is a “key”. It has a heart shaped top as it helps access the Higher Heart. It also functions as the key to unlocking one’s own truth and power, the way to travel inter-dimensionally, as well as the way to access hidden things one might keep from themselves or that has yet to be revealed.

Just below the top Faery/Nymph’s leg there is another symbol – a Celtic Five Fold Symbol with represents the Four Elements, the Four Directions, and the Four Seasons, but adds the center circle which is the Fifth Element – sometimes known as Spirit or Ether, but also center, ascension, spirituality, balance, transcendence, the whole. It is sometimes used as an awareness-broadening Mandala that provides depth of meaning, insight, perspective.

There are some spiral ends to the vines and cascading limbs of the tree branches to make them alive like fingers.

The Dragon has energy emanating through her body and a loving, yet penetrating gaze, as she works with the Faery to create magick to open this portal of experience and bring it into conscious view so that the veils are lifted and truth emerges. You can see the hint of her wings at either side of her neck, as she glides forward and down through her cave tunnel. They are beneath the tree limbs and Honeysuckles. You only see a touch of her left one, which is on the right of the image. Her right wing, which is on the left of the image is the beautifully framing backdrop to the hanging Honeysuckles.

Another journey into the realm of “Spiritual Skin” that definitely enchants, as it activates and awakens.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

There is currently a waiting list, which I am moving through as quickly as I can.  I can only provide a guesstimate on timing. You can easily make your deposit at the link provided below to embark on this journey in partnership with me.

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

You can also order your personal copy here: Signed and Inscribed Copy of Spiritual Skin 

“Dancing Spirit” Sacred Tattoo Design Enhancements for Greater Flow & Empowered Self- Awareness


I had a lot of fun working with and creating the energy of these pieces for my lovely client. They were created to enhance simple Lotus tattoos that she already had at the back of her ankles, which she wanted to shift the energy of (more representative of her now and what she wants to embody and create), as she hadn’t been satisfied with the pieces when they were first executed.

I am pleased to share that she now looks at the designs in a whole new light and shared, “I actually didn’t think they could look so beautiful!! I never thought I would love the Lotuses again, and thanks to you I can’t wait to have these beauties inked up!!!! I can’t stop looking at them..”

It brings me great happiness to hear this and honored I could assist her with what she wanted to create.

lotus tattoosYou can see the original designs in the image here, that I was given to work with. The rest was a process of her sharing and me tuning in.

The way I created these were like mirror images, since the Lotuses she had were already as such, but with a couple of modifications that would make each their own unique energy. I first had to make a rough sketch of the Lotuses to the measurements I was given, in order to be able to work with them and create a flow. So I did that first and then started integrating the new extensions and additions to each that would embody the energy that was coming through and felt to be most empowering for her.

The one that flows to the right, of course is for the right foot/ankle and the one that flows to the left is for the left foot/ankle. I integrated four Runes within the designs. Each design has two Runes embedded in them and each design also has a different little being.

The left foot has a Faery and the right foot has Kokopelli. Both Faery and American Indian energy was very strong for my client, something she has been in tune and working with. It came to me right away that both of these images would be part of how she walks through life, and would assist the energy she is working with and carrying “forward” as she moves through her journey.

The designs are in a Mehndi design flow to work with the Lotuses and to go with the design quality she is drawn to. I wanted anything that was put in as symbolism, to blend in and only stand out, if you know to look for it. So everything is hidden and “encoded” so to speak, in unique stylized versions. I wanted each to be similar, but unique, so just a few changes to each of the little beings was done to make them connected, yet different.

Sacred Tattoo Designs (1)The Faery felt good for her left foot, since this is the side connected to the right brain and the intuitive, creative and healing qualities she has within. So the Faery energy can communicate with her more via strengthening these aspects of herself. And I felt Kokopelli for her right foot because it is connected with your left brain which is more action oriented and putting energy out in terms of the work in how she expresses herself, whereas the other is more inward.

Kokopelli is a source of wonder, music making, dancing and spreading joy. He is known as a healer, prankster, story teller, and fertility god. His hunch back is said to represent a sack he carries that contains seeds for the harvest, as well as songs he carries and beautiful rainbows. His flute symbolizes the music that shifts seasons from winter to spring – symbolic of our own embrace of change – as well as brings the rain for successful harvest – again supporting our own journey in productive and beneficial ways.

He felt important to support her major transitions she is going through and the journey she is taking on her path to bring good fortune, lightness, joy, her creative self-expression, aid her in dancing through life more and transitioning with greater ease and harmony. Also to help lighten things up so that she can embrace being here on Earth more, find things more fulfilling with a new perspective, and help her to let go easier and find the humor and fun in things.

He will also help her connect to the Earth and be in “rhythm” with it. The designs themselves are very Earth Mother connected, as they embody the roots, blossoms, and foliage of her embodiment. And as they flow down from the back of her ankle and around the sides to her feet, they ground, root and keep her balanced and in flowing motion of the “dance of life” – just like Kokopelli and Faeries know so well to do. The spirals of course are about the cycles of life and flow.

So the right one has Kokopelli, whom you can find near the tip, and he will come to rest on her foot. He has a Lotus head and plays a Lotus flute, his body made of vines/roots and more Lotuses, as well as his arms that support the Lotus flute. His core body is comprised of two opened, blossoming Lotuses, which again speaks to something in fruition and the “actualized” experiences supported through the male channeled energy of the left brain.

From his flute comes the rune Raidho – which is about the journey of life and travel in a physical or spiritual way. Runes have many ways to interpret their meanings and these here are only part of the story that is shared from info gathered to give a little insight into their energy potentials that can be explored. (Laura Bruno is really adept at Runes if you’d like to learn more about them. We received a lot of interesting info from a Druid we met once, but she retained and explored the info more than I did.) ;)

But in simple terms, Raidho provides having the foresight to make the right choices, the rhythm of you being connected to the rhythm of the world, and the forces of life moving and dancing. It also governs living in the present, access to inner advice and following the inner compass of the heart, movement within your natural abilities, consciousness of natural processes, mastery of circumstance and control of situations, taking the lead, creative rhythm brought into your activities, protection while traveling, clear connection and follow thorugh between decisions made and immediate actions.

Each of the Lotuses also have a symbolic design above them. Each again are the same, but they have within them a different Rune that is embedded in the design. I’ll get to those after I show you where the Faery is.

The Faery is on the left foot, near the bottom, just like Kokopelli. They share the same Lotus head and vine hair, but the Faery instead has graceful vined wings rather than a hunched back, a Lotus bud at her Solar Plexus body core (which speaks to the feminine energy of the right brain in how it is cultivated from within and its power emanates from that birth origin, to be supported by the male into action), and lovely vined arms and legs, similar to that of a butterfly, or dragonfly.

Between her arms is the Rune Ansuz. This Rune is the rune of knowledge and communication, voice of the Universe, helps you learn and teach new things, helps you open your mind and speak things clearly. Ansuz also governs all powers of conceptualization, powerful and magnetic expression through communication and expression, acquisition of creative wisdom, inspiration, ecstasy and divine communication, the ability to reason and analyze, connecting and networking with others, listening to oneself and one’s own particular inner-voice.

Then back to the top above the Lotuses. I created a design/symbol to draw the energy up. So there’s the roots and stems/vines drawing the energy to the Earth and grounding, but also now we have the energy being moved up and also to receive from above, as much as from below. I see these as personal symbols (which my client had wanted created unique for her) of higher consciousness, extensions to her Crown/Lotus energy that are receiving, and as well to provide her with clarity and present awareness, to keep her feeling safe and providing the knowing of protection always.

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A fun inversion of the design that I played with

The design incorporates an All-seeing Eye near the top, with spiral center that rests between the two extended arm vines of the very upper Lotus. And below each Lotus that has extended feelers/like lashes to the eyes – for sensory perception – there is an embedded Rune. The Right one has the Rune Algiz and the left one has the Rune Thurisaz.

Both assist protectively. Algiz offers protection, wards off so-called “evil”, and offers opportunities for growth. Algiz heralds that things are coming to fruition that you’ve been working on, new relationships and experiences to enrich your life with positive influences are coming into your existence, and the knowingness of always being protected with wisdom and vision as your allies. It governs your higher self and awakening, as well as aligning with the divine plan, activating the higher self, communication with divine entities and other worlds, facing fear with courage, protective teaching force, strengthening life force through courageous deeds, drawing energy from Source.

On the left you have Thurisaz and it gets its name from the god Thor. It offers powerful protection and assures you that you are not alone. You are supported, you just need to ask for help and it will be there to assist and provide you with what you need. It governs having breakthroughs, strength, destruction of enemies, awakening of the will to action, breaking resistance of blockages in body, mind and spirit,  increased potency in romantic relationships, focuses psychic energy clearly, synergizes right/left brain processes for generating powerful realization.

You can research these more and explore other uses of the Runes, as this is just surface scratching for some insight on how you can utilize symbolism. But these are the four Runes that loudly spoke for what my client was wanting assistance with and that would be empowering at this time in her journey.

I can’t possibly write everything, but I think this gives you an idea, and of course you may find hidden gems and things you see in the designs yourself, as everyone has different eyes they see with and it will speak in different ways to you at different times.

But what I see as themes are, “Dancing Spirit” which is a name my client shared with me as one of  her Indian Guides and how this speaks of an aspect of her, a journey she is on, power symbols unique to her, protection, guidance, vision, flow and joy, coming into her fullness, empowerment, approaching everything with lightness and being able to accept all parts of herself, having much support and wisdom all around and within, the dreams she is hoping to manifest, and the spirit guide energies that she works with for healing and service to others.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

There is currently a waiting list, which I am moving through as quickly as I can.  I can only provide a guesstimate on timing. You can easily make your deposit at the link provided below to embark on this journey in partnership with me.

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

You can also order your personal copy here: Signed and Inscribed Copy of Spiritual Skin 

A Thank You to All of My Sacred Tattoo Design Clients


(A visual journey of some of the sacred tattoo designs I’ve had the privilege of co-creating)

 

Many of you know that one of my specialties I love, heart and soul, to be of service to is the creation of sacred tattoo designs. It’s something I was guided to start channeling 5 years ago for others and has been a beautiful, empowering, and expansive journey since.

That journey, along with my own since 1998 when I got my very first tattoo, led also to writing my book, “Spiritual Skin – Sacred Tattoos: More Than Skin Deep“.

And it’s been quite an unfolding story since. One that is rich and deep and has brought me in connection with some stunning souls across the globe that I have the honor to support and co-create with intimately, but also have become dear friends with in the process. What a blessed experience in more ways than can be shared.

I just briefly wanted to extend gratitude for this opportunity I have to do what I love and to support others through visionary and sacred portals to be more of who they know themselves to be at heart – the way I ONLY see them – whole.

As shared, I’ve had a waiting list on sacred tattoo designs since late last year and this continues. I am moving through the energy in flow and I know many of who have been thinking about embarking on the design process with me, asking about designs, timing, etc.

I can’t provide an exact on when I may be able to start on a new commissioned piece, as it is a journey I do not rush or force and coincides with my and the person’s flow, not to mention the collective energy field. Plus, these designs are not the only thing I do, although one important facet indeed.

The best way to secure getting into the flow is to place a deposit to hold your space, as is shared at the link here: What is a Design Consultation? as I do them first come, first served.

I just had two of my clients that I had arrived at their time to start creating with, ask to delay their creating time with me for a while, so things are always shifting. I’m also enjoying seeing a much more balanced flow of female AND male clients again, which is really great. I’m seeing many people creating cover-ups or enhancements to older tattoos to change up the energy to mirror things more in alignment with the now of who they are.

It’s also fun to watch the theme of design energy that also comes through, as I often find it so connected to collective energies and portals we’re activating, as well as my own personal journey.

I LOVE the synergy we share and I LOVE the diversity I have the ability to experience and honor in the process.

Thank you to all of you for bringing the vulnerability you do to this process in such courageous ways. I honor each of you incredibly.

And thank you for your patience, as I work through each design lovingly and with all of me. I do believe Divine alignment is always at work when we embrace that flow.

I am grateful to each of you for being such beautiful mirrors and channels for the creations I am able to produce as a result, as well as for challenging me to draw forth more from myself to meet you in reciprocity.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

There is currently a waiting list, which I am moving through as quickly as I can.  I can only provide a guesstimate on timing. You can easily make your deposit at the link provided below to embark on this journey in partnership with me.

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

You can also order your personal copy here: Signed and Inscribed Copy of Spiritual Skin 

 

“Force of Nature” Sacred Tattoo Design


Sacred Tattoo DesignI had the opportunity to work on this sacred tattoo design with a client, which was an incredible and challenging process, one which I embraced and enjoyed immensely. Not only because of the symbolism I had the chance to work with, but because my client was such a joy and really supported the process with all that she shared with me in guidance.

It’s quite a large piece at 8″ wide and around 12 1/2″ in length, which was created as a cover-up to a small, older tattoo she already had at her sacral, which was comprised of three words. This new creation would now extend upwards and to the sides of the older tattoo, as well as extend slightly below it.

It will flow from the sacral area, up the spine, and likely come to rest mid-back or so.

The challenge was in incorporating several elements, as there were many my client resonated and aligned with and so I tuned in to the ones that were speaking more prominently for this particular design, area, and timing along her journey, and then needed to find a way to integrate them together.

What concluded in creation is what you see pictured here. It incorporates Roses, Lilies, Lotus, Japanese Maple Leaves, and a Goddess combination that incorporates the elements and essences of Hathor/Sekhmet, and Empress, Star, and Strength of the Tarot. It also speaks to my client’s Taurean energy, as well as incorporates how she is a “Force of Nature”.

Other elements include: duality into wholeness, the qualities of an Earthly and Divine creature combined, how my client leads from her heart (hand over heart in image), reaching for the Stars and the hope that Stars represent, centeredness, serenity and strength simultaneously from within, and done in an integrated, soft, subtle, and fresh Art Nouveau style that my client is drawn to.

If you take a closer look at the Goddess you will see that she has subtle horns from her head like Hathor, but made out of vines and flowers. Her hair and headdress fall in similar shape of Hathor’s headdress and her ears are made as the subtle ears of a cow, like Hathor’s, as well (if you look closely you’ll see their shape).

The aspect of Sekhmet is the stylized Lioness (created to mirror the vine work of the Temple around her, so it integrates “Above and Below”) that emerges from the blossoming Lotus (a quality my client feels she needs, as in a “Lotus that needs to bloom”), as well as is emerging from her solar plexus area. The Lioness and Goddess are connected and as one.

The Goddess is also the Empress birthing new life, surrounded in an abundant garden of flowers and vines that create a magickal Temple (connecting to the Stars) around her. Hovering above one hand is the magickal 7-pointed Faery or Pleiadian Star – gateway to the Otherworld, bringing in the Star Tarot, with a three other 7-pointed stars below. To the right you see a spiral vase (from the Star card) pouring water and the water turns into a petal of the Lotus (the water poured is to nourish the Earth and to continue the cycles, as well as represents spiritual, creative and intuitive abundance.

Hathor is also known as the Mistress of the Heaven and the Lady of the Stars. So the combination of Star in the Tarot and Hathor integrate.

Around her is a vine Temple that creates two sides coming together/entwining at top, as one. You find diamonds within a diamond, created by this union above her crown. The energy of the vines flow in feminine curves, but with fine points of focus. To either side are two Japanese Maple Leaves, which also resemble Stars and represent love, peace, and harmony.

I’m not going to go into the symbolism meaning of everything here, as many already know the symbolism, as well as can easily look it up if interested. But also, I think it’s fun to explore what feelings are evoked when you gaze upon the images and find how they speak to you. I mostly just like to point out some things that may not be seen immediately when taking in the whole design, which then lead to further symbolism meanings that are relative to the viewer, and even to the different times you look at it at different points along your journey.

But one link you may find interesting is on the sacred Trinity meaning of the Rose, Lily and Lotus (that I chose to incorporate), which you can find here: The Rose, Lily and Lotus: A Sacred Trinity of Flowers.

Everything within the design is integrated. As I mentioned, the water turns in the Lotus on the bottom right, and also on both sides you can see how the petals of the Lotus also turn into the shawl wrapping around the arms of the Goddess, as well as merge into the Lioness – all displaying the presence of melding energies within everything and of birthing creation from the source of one’s core/center where creativity is a choice in how we consciously engage and bring forth the energy.

It really is like a painting of my client’s own new personal Tarot card.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

There is currently a waiting list, which I am moving through as quickly as I can.  I can only provide a guesstimate on timing. You can easily make your deposit at the link provided below to embark on this journey in partnership with me.

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

To enjoy a visual journey of some of the sacred tattoo designs I’ve had the honor and privilege of co-creating, please visit: Spiritual Skin for my YouTube video.

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

You can also order your personal copy here: Signed and Inscribed Copy of Spiritual Skin 

Sacred Tattoo Designs with Dual Symbolism Superimposed – Whale/Butterfly & Scarab/Earth Mother Goddess


I had the opportunity again to work with one of my cherished clients and friends, Mari. You may remember her from my post “An Inside Look At One Soul’s Sacred Tattoo Experience – Mari’s Journey with ‘Spiritual Skin‘”. It’s been so incredible working with her as she creates her own soul’s journey through sacred body art that speaks to her unique soul essence. We’ve created several pieces together and I was excited to work with her again to create a couple more, which are today’s highlights.

As always, I marvel at the divine timing and what aligns with the process when creating these sacred pieces. It’s always so beautiful when direct messages, confirmations and support come through, as with the recent Incan tattoo designs I created, when Moth showed up to chime in with her wisdom in agreement. The designs also seem to be aligned with Reiki workshops I teach, which then also adds to the potency of the energy imbued within the designs, as well as align with astrological influences like the Moon phases, Cardinal Cross, and other intensified energies.

reiki (3)I’ve been following my client wait list in order, but arrived at working on Mari’s in beautiful synchronicity. Her designs were also graced with these types of energetic influences, as I had begun the first of the two the day before teaching a Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop for which I was preparing. I thought that very appropriate and empowering for the essence of this “ring” we were co-creating. More on it below.

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Silvery gray of whale shining in the sun at center/top, as she surfaces and spouts

And right as I had begun the second piece for her foot, I was called to take an ocean-side break and was immediately upon sitting down to relax on the beach and read, met by a mother Grey Whale and her baby swimming by, which was so supportive and inspiring, not to mention confirming for the piece that included Whale wisdom in it.

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Here you can see a whale watching boat, as well as leisure boat have spotted the whale and her baby, as they move. Whale is in front of the left boat where you see the mist of her spout and darker body surfacing

Not long after, a large pod of Dolphins also came through and I just felt in the flow once again and also knew that the feelings and visions I was receiving from them were to be captured in the piece. More on that below as well.

So it was another interesting and beautiful journey, to say the least, in co-creating these pieces and I’m grateful for the energies the Universe aligns me with, in guiding support during the process.

Since I just shared the Whale images (although not all that great of photos), I thought I’d first share on the foot design that incorporates Whale energy.

When I saw Whale on Saturday it reminded me of that powerful day, just a few weeks back that I blogged about, when the whales were bursting through the waters and jumping and splashing and just in total joy and bliss.

I felt that a Whale (which Mari was wanting incorporated into the design) that is not just one swimming through the seas of experience, but one that is penetrating the very veils of illusions with pure joy of authenticity from heart, was to be. The Whale depicted in this piece is thrusting in joy through the ocean’s surface, but also penetrating the veils between Earth and Cosmos, between self and other, consciousness and unconsciousness – bringing a knowingness and beingness of both at once.

Whales are cosmic beings that use their abilities to communicate through sound and message us about our true origins and authenticity. For more on Whale symbolism please visit: Whale Song

Sacred Tattoo Design - Foot Healing MandalaBut if you look very closely, you will see that Whale is also a Butterfly. For more on Butterfly symbolism you can visit: Butterfly Messengers.

See how Whale’s tail fins are the body of the Butterfly and body is the larger part of her wing, and fin makes up part of her lower wing. I created a spherical shape, but organic in nature with use of flowing water, spirals, energy, leaves and Plumeria (as my client had seen this as a healing Mandala and I also saw it as a portal or gateway).

There are two planets to the right, or could be a Full Moon and Sun. I also felt called to include a simple version of the Hunab Ku to demonstrate the Galactic nature of this piece in harmony with Earth – a return to natural harmony within and without. Hunab Ku is also known as the Galactic Butterfly, which is what is created here both as this more organic Butterfly with Whale as part of her shared essence of her wing AND as the Hunab Ku cosmic essence Butterfly.

Air and Water elements being highlighted a bit more, along with Spirit yet with an Earth connecting factor. Mari already has a lot of Fire and Earth and with a serpent on her right leg, this felt very balancing on her left foot where it will go.

I immediately had mentioned to Mari that I was sensing this sort of Polynesian, Mayan, Cosmic quality to the design and that is what I feel manifested. I was also receiving Plumeria as inspiration and when I looked into more of what it symbolized, I realized why.

Plumeria symbolism includes natural beauty, charm, grace, new life, new beginnings, creation and recreation, the Sun, perfection of all things as is, dedication, devotion, love, immortality, healing powers, liveliness, life and birth. They span many cultures in their symbolic meaning and reverence including being very important to both Hawaiian and Mayan cultures :) , but also Hindu, South Indian, Buddhist, Chinese, Vietnamese, etc…

So there is so much celebration of life from the heart of hearts here. And I see it as a gateway she will walk forward into with each step, bringing in a new, vibrant, joyous energy that is birthing with all the shifts and upcoming newness in her life. It is a beautiful new layer of the onion, so to speak, revealing more of her deep personal frequency that is of and beyond this world, which many may not have seen of her yet. Very powerful, but in a gentle and beautiful way of grace and flow. It is centered, but organic in nature and can bring the experience of always feeling centered no matter how things are flowing outside – movement with cycles rather than with a rigid plan. There’s also a sense of abundance and true joy as she activates her Galactic “Nature” even more.

Sacred Tattoo Design - RingThen we move on to the second which is created to be worn as a ring – a wedding band so to speak that celebrates the sacred union with self. Being a ring, it is done in very simple and clear lines (open design line work) – like the henna work I have on my own hand and fingers. Fingers and hands are tricky in being able to ink and how they will wear over time. So it is best to keep them simple and defined.

This design, like the Whale/Butterfly is dual in nature as well, which was tricky. I had immediately for this piece been feeling Egyptian and Earth Priestess/Divine Feminine energy, and that is what is represented.

It took me a while to get the right design that would work dualistically, but also be very simple, yet potent. But it happened and what came through was the energy of the Scarab and the Earth Mother Goddess (Gaia).

For more on Scarab symbolism please see: Sacred Scarab

Within the design at top is a simple Lotus that has a bit of an Egyptian flair to it. I created 3 dots around it, sort of providing a subtle Henna quality, but can also represent the Trinity, Triple Goddess energy, the Maiden, Mother, Crone, etc.

Now if we skip below that and you look at center of the band, there is a simple heart-like design (felt very important to have all things come and stem from the/her heart). This heart acts dually as the body of the Scarab and the body of the more primitive Earth Mother Goddess design. To the left and right are the wings of the Scarab that create the band and will come to a point at back under the finger. I kept them simple but they are spread open to produce freedom energy. They also balance the Scarab/Goddess.

Below, coming just slightly down over knuckle into hand, is a design that could be both a leaf (to draw energy in and be the grounding Earthiness, as well as root of the Lotus), but can also be another set of wings (as the mirror to each other) that have come to rest together creating hands in prayer position, much like that centering at heart we do in meditation, and in receiving and giving blessing and honoring to self and others (Namaste).

Above the heart design is the stylized head of the Scarab, as well as the Goddess. Coming out on both sides are the Scarab’s legs, but also the Goddess’s arms stretched above holding the Sun Disk (Source within her and representative of the Great Central Sun). This reflecting connection to it, honoring of it, and always walking in the reflection and grace of the truth within that Source.

It’s a small piece, but amazing what can be achieved with just the right tweaks. The ring band will sit where a band would usually, with the lower leaf/wings coming down into hand a bit (balancing a design she already has moving up the hand on the right), and reaching past the first finger knuckle to create an elongated design down part of the length of her finger, coming to rest in between the two top knuckles.

Really grateful to support Mari with her beautiful journey. And it looks like we will be partnering again down the road soon. So stay tuned for more with Mari and me. :) I love that I finished writing this at 11:11 am here.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

There is currently a waiting list, which I am moving through as quickly as I can.  I can only provide a guesstimate on timing. You can easily make your deposit at the link provided below to embark on this journey in partnership with me.

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

To enjoy a visual journey of some of the sacred tattoo designs I’ve had the honor and privilege of co-creating, please visit: Spiritual Skin for my YouTube video.

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

You can also order your personal copy here: Signed and Inscribed Copy of Spiritual Skin 

Wolf Trinity Sacred Tattoo Design


Sacred Tattoo DesignI always enjoy the process of creating sacred tattoo designs with people and this latest one was nothing short of sheer pleasure to channel.

The energy is really such a pure essence of gentle, but powerful strength that comes from the courage of heart within.

The focal energy was my client’s Wolf Guardian and Spirit Walker, but then, as always, other energies come into play after I feel into things and what has been spoken and unspoken within the sharing between us.

This brought on the energy of 3 or the Trinity to incorporate through the Triple Goddess energy of Maiden, Mother, Crone, as aspects of my client through her Wolf Guide. They also tie into the Moon phases, which she is also very linked to, as well as symbolize Earth, Underworld and Heavens. These represent parts she is bringing together and integrating, as well as bringing forth in her service role in the world.

These parts are being honored as unique aspects, but also as a synergy of the union together they create and are needed to create – so each Wolf has her own individual strength within their own respect of solitude, but woven together in the web of life, as well as the pack they run in.

The upper left is the Maiden aspect depicted as a younger white Wolf pup representing a Star Child, hence wearing American Indian markings on her face of a shooting star around her eye that merge into feathers almost like a love tear drop (Earth and Cosmos connected – Star Child come to Earth). She is a free-spirit, in tune with her self-expression, creative wonder, exuberant joy, innocence, enchantment, new ideas and enthusiasm, and represents new beginnings and fresh perspectives. Her creativity also shown by her star marking.

To the upper right is the Mother aspect depicted by the mature Wolf howling at the Moon. She is in tune with the cycles of life, has come into her own, connected with her authenticity she is voicing passionately through clarity of her voice and what she has to communicate, has a soulful connection from her core that she is moving through her in service. She is about abundance, growth, gaining of knowledge and fulfillment on all levels.

And at the bottom, anchoring the three is the Crone aspect depicted by the older white Wolf. She represents wisdom, centeredness, balance, harmony from within, inner peace, powerful presence, knowingness, complete faith and truth, stillness of heart, shadow/darkness embraced. Interwoven in her beautiful bushy flowing tail is the word “trust” integrated as her fur.

At top is a Crescent Moon with parting thin veils of clouds that turn into feathers. To the right, almost looking like a bird emerging, and below that almost like a figure of a person or angel that becomes the larger feather that ends at a spiral tip. The feathers for freedom and flow. The clouds are parting to reveal clarity from the illusions of the veil and embracing the shadow revealed.

At center, an ethereal/cosmic star (felt Faery as well) of enlightenment with hexagon symbolism of soulful integration and all that the number 6 symbolism stands for – truth, union, harmony, balance, equality, integration, perfection, lovers, conjoining, communication, dependability, reliability.

I then dusted some ethereal feathers throughout that are floating/gliding down from the heavens with little stars dusted throughout and American Indian organic shapes into a spiral.

It’s just one of those pieces that moves your heart. At least, I know it did for me and I so flowed in enjoying to bring this energy to life for a special soul. <3

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

There is currently a waiting list. You can easily make your deposit at the link provided to embark on this journey in partnership with me.

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

To enjoy a visual journey of some of the sacred tattoo designs I’ve had the honor and privilege of co-creating, please visit: Spiritual Skin for my YouTube video.

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

You can also order your personal copy here: Signed and Inscribed Copy of Spiritual Skin 

 

Marriage of Divinity – A Walk Between Worlds Inca Sacred Tattoo Designs


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It has been a very event-full 10 days or so with all of the astrological influences and potent energy swirling. There’s been a lot going on and shifting here and as always, it seems to align with potent sacred tattoo designs I’m working on that really stir up and activate energy into motion.

It’s also been really hot here for this time of year and for being near the coast – 95 degrees for the last few days with warm Santa Ana winds. I’ve actually enjoyed it, as I’m always cold :) and it provided me good reason for a late afternoon beach stroll a few days ago (bringing Dolphin and Osprey magick into my experience), but it has definitely been part of the interesting energetic influences.

Alongside quite a bit going on (which is why the process of these tattoos has been on its own timeline and is taking a bit longer to get through them than usual), one of the things experienced here has been the opening of a portal at the house that created access to another parallel timeline happening in this house. This was something both Joy and I have been in the midst of and it became obvious that a few things were the reason for this opening, one being my channeling and creating these sacred pieces you see featured here – hence the title that not only reflects the designs created, and my Inca painting, but also of what my experience has been in living in different realities at once.

These symbolic designs are very connected to collective energy, as well as the individual energy they are being created for. They act as activation keys and do shift things on many levels, especially when aligned with other energetic influences, the symbols being worked with, the intentions and energy behind them, and where I am at in the process of creating them too.

It’s a very potent process that can’t be explained in a way that may make sense to most people, but it undoubtedly is experienced. So needless to say, a slip-through took place here that brought down veils between timelines and it actually affected my rabbit incredibly, who acts as a guardian to our own gateway here. We had to work to create a boundary to the timeline opening so that we could ground and balance things here, which involved energetic work and calling upon a Guardian associated, synchronously, with these designs. It’s a tricky thing to be living and moving forward in a different reality being created, but still being in the one here, which does need a balance of boundaries maintained. Powerful stuff!!

And now these pieces will be personal portals for my client to access parts of him and to activate new experiences he desires to create.

Anyway, it’s always so interesting to see how these designs come to be and I was so grateful to be working with the powerful energy of the Ancient Incas for my client. It wasn’t since my painting, “A Walk Between Worlds” that I had been so focused in these energies and it seems so perfect since I have been working on the upcoming sacred journey to Peru for this year and my client is also going to Peru in a couple months for his first time.

I love the journey of how these designs come together. It’s as if the stories they have to share, write themselves by my tuning in to their essence.

The messages are collectively woven, although personal, since they contain collective symbolism that will speak to each in a unique way beyond what words can say.

It’s always too hard to try to explain the energy of the pieces and as I’ve shared many times, I do prefer to have them reflect whatever you pick up from them, but I do provide some pointers in intention.

These are actually two separate, but cohesive design pieces created for my male client who will be wearing one each on both of his inner forearms from wrist to crease of elbow. The Chakana will be on the outside of the inner forearm, half way wrapping so that a half is on the face of the inner forearm when arm is held with palms facing up. And when the two forearms are brought together, each of their halves will create a new, unified, and integrated Chakana, as well as a whole story that they are each integral to.

I won’t detail all of the symbolism of every aspect of the design, but the essence focuses are that of being present, focused, aware, fearless, free-flowing, openness, transparency, authenticity, love without restrictions, surrender, higher mind and heart, transmutation, activation, connection with nature spirits, earth, and cosmos, integration of shadow, and balancing organic sensuality, flow, and instinct of life with higher mind consciousness and clarity within the sacred geometry present.

The left design is for the right arm, which is connected to male energy, but working with the Divine Male. The right arm contains Jaguar, Serpent, Chakana, Moth, small Seed or Flower of Life symbolism, Tumi – Sun God/good luck, DNA double helix, organic leaves turning into spirals, Sun wheel portal in Chakana, stars and planets, pyramid design like a sacred eye within, and radiating energy like wings.

The right design is for the left arm, which is connected to the female energy, but working with the Divine Feminine. The left arm containis Condor, Hummingbird (Nazca symbol), Chakana, Inca Star within it with a labyrinth portal center, organic leaves turning into spirals, Calla Lily, Full Moon, stars and planets, Seed or Flower of Life symbolism, radiating energy like wings.

The left arm has the energy flowing “in” and up through the wrist, as with feminine energy, we receive. The right arm has the energy flowing “out” through the serpent, as with male energy it is action of what is guided by the feminine. But I also have some energy flowing up and down on each, to create balance when in that Divine space where each does actually have its own way of giving and receiving.

I was drawn to create a Star Chakana for the Divine Feminine side. The symbol is of an Inca Star I came across in researching and then added a spiral center portal to it. I love how the middle is like a labyrinth of life that winds and spirals, but the effects are clear and focused as the points of the star in all directions of life. I wanted the star to be balanced with male energy, and the points and precision feel like that to me, but the spiral center adds that the source of guidance and direction to the focused male come from the female core. I did add the Full Moon on that arm, as it speaks to new beginnings and the Divine Feminine in its wholeness, while flowing with the cycles of life.

I was drawn to create a Sun Chakana for the right to balance the Moon energy, but to equal the Star energy, as the Sun is also a Star, but a different essence of one. It lies center of our Solar System. And I wanted this sun to have an organic feminine feel to balance the male energy of it, hence the softened petal like flames and a portal center. At the very center there is another small Sun, which to me represents the individual’s inner core Sun that burns from within the vortex of you and the center of the Solar Plexus to bring forth.

Hummingbird completed the Serpent, Jaguar, Condor energy my client was drawn, of the four directions. And the Nazca Hummingbird (Nazca symbols were something my client was drawn to) was perfect to bring a bit of native beauty with an otherworldly feel to that upper area that is very higher consciousness.

Calla lilies symbolize purity, sensuality, resurrection, chastity, virtue, abundance, elegance, grace, and magnificent beauty.

I positioned the 4 animals – Serpent, Jaguar, Hummingbird, Condor, in their realms. (as you see in my painting “A Walk Between Worlds” I linked above). The serpent carries the DNA strand, which is activating a transformational shift at the core, into more of my client’s empowered wholeness in mirror to the shifting energy experienced and being integrated/embodied collectively – helping to bring him into a higher version of himself.

moth

Moth I found on the tree in backyard

The Moth at the top of the left arm came to me out of nowhere and I was waiting to confirm it was to go in this design, but I had felt it strongly and had been guided she was for my client. I just knew. Then, just  two evenings ago, I went out back for a moment of fresh air after working on the designs and on the tree in the yard a giant Moth appeared. It was so big! Like nearly three inches and I got chills knowing it was a guide for my client that had come to support the process, and indeed wanted inclusion in the piece. And so I created a magickal Moth at the top with a flower of life below it and its wings in motion of fluttering, which is creating the waves of energy and activation.

Moths are nocturnal. They symbolize dreams, shadows, otherworldliness, secret knowledge, higher awareness, psychic awareness and enhancement, inner knowing to navigate through the darkest hours of our lives, faith in uncertain shadowy times, vulnerability, determination, wise and balanced use of concealment – blend in when necessary and adjust and adapt when needed, attraction, subtlety and subtle allure, intuition, determination, navigation by lunar energy and light (feeling), vigilance in following your path of light, keeping your vigilance, adjusting your course accordingly to indications sensed rather than drive forward without heeding signs…

I wanted both arms each to have some mirroring qualities, to connect them, which is apparent in the design. And they are a marriage of organic, Earth, nature and flow with otherworldly, Cosmic, clarity of focus, and consciousness. Some masculine and feminine aspects can be found within each, for balance and integration, although have a central focus of energy.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

There is currently a waiting list. You can easily make your deposit at the link provided to embark on this journey in partnership with me.

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