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Paisley & Peacock – A Faery’s Realm Unfolds Through Sacred Tattoo Design


Sacred Tattoo DesignI enjoyed an enchanted weekend in nature both at the ocean and in the canyon forests, which not only provided this faery some revitalization, but was the perfect invigorating energy to channel this newest sacred tattoo design, for a fellow faery client.

The original piece stands just over 5” tall and just under 5” wide and will be sitting over my client’s higher heart area of her upper back. 

What came through as the elements to include were a peacock, faery, the OM symbol, and a lush touch of paisley accent – all either elements my client shared a love and resonance for, or that channeled as a mirror of her reflection.

The result being a mythical peacock cradling the faery as if she is inside of a blossoming bud or lush garden sanctuary of the peacock’s feather brilliance – expansive consciousness and radiance unfolding.

The peacock is her familiar, guide, and aspect of her higher self supporting her inner and outer journey, and a reflection of her inner beauty, gifts and dreams in all of their glory. The faery, my client, stands with grace, peace, simplicity, vulnerability, and courage, with hand to her higher heart, feeling, sharing, healing from this loving space – her purpose in life – through all that she is, as is reflected by the peacock. From here she also is taking a vow to self to commit to following her heart’s passions, being all that she can be, and committing to her path.

The peacock’s tail feathers are like the journey of this path she will take…including the twists and turns and yet all part of the beautiful perfection that the exploration will take her. The design is almost like a blossom in its shape, that sits at the higher heart, revealing my client’s authentic self at center. The faery stands in grounded strength, and balance, as the peacock dances around her…representing peace within the dance of life being possible, no matter what comes.

To break it down, for those of who you enjoy symbolism, here are some words on each of the elements interwoven.

Peacock symbolism: a symbol of integrity, the beauty we can achieve through showing our authentic, true colors, guidance, protection, holiness, nobility, vibrancy, helps you on your spiritual path, breathes new life into your experience, rejuvenates self-esteem, expands your creativity and imagination, and speaks to your courage to show up as your unique self. It also symbolizes glory, vision, watchfulness, royalty, spirituality, awakening, immortality, refinement, beauty, desire, enjoying life, generosity, longevity, compassion, sensuality, immortality, and expansiveness. In Buddhism the peacock symbolizes expansive consciousness and is representative of the all-compassionate goddess Kuan Yin. The eyes of the peacock feathers symbolizing the omniscient essence of the soul that is all-seeing and all-knowing. As a royal status, peacocks represent the realm of the Empress and High Priestess. Being a solar animal peacocks express the essence of vitality, radiance, glory, stimulation, life, health, and invigoration.

Om symbolism: conveys an understanding of the very ancient, primitive universal principles, as it represents the sound of life and the harmonic tone of all creation. It also symbolizes the sacred, oneness, totality, creation, evolution, sustaining, manifestation, divine expression, eternity, and indestructible truth.

Paisley symbolism: resembling a twisted tear-drop the paisley design is of Persian and Indian origin, but the modern name, “paisley” is of Scottish descent, made fashionable in Europe by the town of Paisley in Central Scotland. The paisley design is rich in spiritual and symbolic meaning. In India, the paisley signified the time of harvest, a time of both socio-economic and spiritual significance. “Paisley is an art form representing the totality of life within a drop. Fertility, creation, abundance, all of what is necessary to bring something into being. Paisley was created into botanical drawings by the Europeans which points to their organic nature and connection, encompassing an entire plant from seed to root to blossom with their shape, which is essentially a spiral. Spirals are ancient symbols of the intersection of physical and spiritual, and connect with DNA.  Paisley is a great tool for meditation that can be used to zone in and out at the same time.”

Faery symbolism: of course faeries connect us to the elemental world, the organic, Nature and Mother Earth, and the magickal. At the spiritual level they symbolize access to the world of extrasensory perception. They symbolize hopes and dreams, living an enchanted life, and the dance of life fully experienced and sensually enjoyed. They represent good luck, a happy life, and fulfillment of wishes, as well as help there to guide you.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com. Remember that there is currently a waiting list and price changes are going to be in effect at start of 2014. 

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

Paisley info in quotes from http://blog.peacockandpaisley.com/about/

Impetus For Creative & Divine Source Expression – Sacred Tattoo Design


Sacred Tattoo DesignI’m a little behind in posting these creations that I’ve been working on over the last few weeks, so I’m getting them up as I have time. As you can see, though, the sacred creative energy flow continues. This is a smaller, but equally potent design that I had a lot of fun creating/channeling.

The design is almost 4 and a quarter inches (from top to bottom) and almost 2 and a half inches at its widest point. It will be sitting on the back of the neck, flowing down a little into the very tip-top upper back region. This is my client’s first tattoo and the placement over the Throat Chakra will be a very powerful area for empowerment of her intents and the essence of what she is wanting to open more fully into the truth and authenticity of who she is.

I stayed with a very clean and more simple design that reminds me a little of Mehndi designs. It also conveys a feminine grace, organic flow and balance, as well as an almost regal essence. And including a bit of that Sacred Geometry that she likes, adds an additional integration with Divine Male and Female aspects of self in wholeness.

I incorporated the Lotus, Seed of Life, and Om in this piece.

The Lotus, as I’ve shared before, is a powerful and ancient image that 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 Seed of Life pattern is made of seven interlocking circles. Some beliefs see these seven circles as the seven days in which God created life. First one circle was created and on each further day another circle was added. Once all seven circles were formed the seed of life was born. And from this shape the flower of life (which is basically like the seed of life but with another layer of circles around the outside) is built, which contains the blueprint of the universe. Therefore all that exists can be built from the seed of life. It connects you with the very heart of all of existence. As you go back in consciousness to the heart of All That Is, you become aware that there is nothing that cannot be recreated. We are born again into every minute and we can create our life as we wish it to be.

And of course Om is the primordial vibration from which the entire Universe has arisen – Whatsoever has existed, whatsoever exists, and whatsoever shall exist hereafter, is OM and whatsoever transcends past, present, and future, that also is OM. Everything that surrounds us has an aspect of the Divine, just as we do ourselves and the sound Om reminds us of those connections to the Divine within and without. It also symbolizes oneness, totality, sacredness, creation, evolution, manifestation, Divine expression, indestructible truth, and perpetual sustainment.

The design embodies acknowledgment of her wholeness, reminds her of living to her highest potential and from her essence, imparts awareness and presence, is the impetus for creative and authentic self expression from her truth, heart, and fullness, connects her to the Divine Source that resides within, and supports empowered strength that comes from her own inner well.

I think the Lotus and Om speak for themselves and I created them in a feminine, organic flow that gently cradles and nurtures the Seed of Life. I felt to create the Om out of the graceful leaves of the Lotus to continue the theme of the Divine being an integration of Cosmos AND Earth, as well as to be her symbolism for connection with Nature that she has.

And the Seed of Life, to me, is like that inner core of her Soul and Higher Self, as well as her Inner Child, that when nurtured has the ability to create anything desired from that Heart Source. So having it protected, honored, and yet able to freely emerge (not held by the forces, but supported by them), I felt would be a powerful symbolism for all that she is, and will be, birthing into creation.

Simple, small, but potent.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com. Remember that there is currently a waiting list and price changes are going to be in effect at start of 2014. 

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

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