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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/

Spiritual Skin Comes Alive in Video – Cyberkaz & Tania Marie Team Up Again


kaz and me at mount royalI’m excited to share the new video production for Spiritual Skin – a co-collaborative effort between myself and Cyberkaz that takes you on a journey through a montage of some of the sacred designs I have helped bring to life.

It’s been about four and a half years since the last time I got to team up with the amazing Cyberkaz. Not only is he awesome at video production, but he is also a fantastic musical composer, creating the original musical scores for both the last and current video we did together.

I just adore “Kaz” and feel blessed to have such a great and talented friend in my life. (He’s a faery’s perfect little elf friend – perhaps even my lucky little leprechaun) 😉

You may remember Kaz from my trip to Montreal and Toronto this summer. Not only did we get to share some laughs, good food, and good times, as he showed me around, but I had the honor to support his Reiki Master Teacher training after all of these years of knowing him. He is a sound engineer and musician, as well as a soul brother I’ve known for nearly nine years and only met in person for the first time this year.

Anyway, I hope you will enjoy this latest creation as I team up again with Cyberkaz to bring you “Spiritual Skin”. It’s so cool to see some of the amazing co-creative designs, which I’ve had the blessing and honor of being able to support beautiful souls with, come together – a lot of potent energy indeed!! Love how people are embracing transformation and empowerment!

Video Synopsis:

Tania is a visionary artist and Reiki Master Teacher whose tattoo designs have carved out a unique niche in the realm of sacred body art that will help alter your DNA code to match the vibration of its potent symbolism, while empowering emotional and spiritual healing.

How would you like to know how to create the perfect tattoo for your body that will not only energetically turn heads and hearts, but most importantly will support your spiritual awakening and fulfill your deepest drive for authentic self-expression? How important is it to you to empower yourself, grow spiritually, and consecrate your body as a temple to integrate a “New Earth” experience?

Tania Marie can help you to do all of this and more. Her book, “Spiritual Skin”, will show you how to create the life you choose as you embark on your most powerfully transformative tattoos ever.

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

Sacred Tattoo Designs in the Flesh


I love supporting people in co-creating meaningful and transformatively powerful sacred tattoo designs. The process is so magical and really isn’t something that I can express in words, but the result is always beautiful and deeply moving for client and designer (me) alike. As the energy shifts in our collective experience, more and more people are being drawn to spiritual tattoos and really exploring the process of sacred tattoos in a conscious and all-encompassing way – seeing how it can be such a powerful tool to shifting not only one’s reality, but DNA as well!

If you haven’t read my article on that you can read it here: Sacred Tattoos: Personal Portals to Genetic Rewiring

To read more about the process of sacred tattoo designing with me, testimonials and how you can request either a consultation or design consultation visit: Sacred Tattoo Design and Consultations

You can also contact tania@spiritualskin.com with any questions you may have.

And if you haven’t yet read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, it is available here: Spiritual Skin along with beautiful reviews from readers who have been touched and transformed by it.

Today I wanted to share a few of the photos from some of my clients, showing their sacred tattoos manifested in the flesh! I love the process of creating, but to actually see and experience the designs come to life in their energetic fullness, is truly magical. I hope you enjoy the photos. I will post more, as clients keep sending them in. To view more of my sacred tattoo designs visit: Tattoo Gallery

After the third session for this sacred tattoo design created for Allison, you can see the design come to life. First session was lining, then shading and color now started. The entire piece will be in color. Can’t wait to see the magic…each step deepens the energy! This design evolved from a previously posted design I shared, that was much smaller and created or her wrist, but as she expanded, so too did her spiritual tattoo to help embody the new energy shifts.

These were the previous stages of Allison’s sacred tattoo design

This is a view of Venus’ sacred tattoo design, which she will also be fully coloring eventually. This photo is after the healing process of the line work.

Full back view of Venus’ sacred tattoo right after her inking session to get the line work on

Jeanne’s sacred tattoo design completed. The shark was a tattoo she had from long ago, which I incorporated into a new design for her now that her energy has shifted.

Scott’s sacred tattoo in completion

Marie-Pier’s sacred tattoo design

Lynne’s sacred tattoo design

Full arm view of Lynne’s tattoo

One of Gaile’s sacred tattoo designs I helped her create. The other is on the other ankle and was a cover up design for an old tattoo she had. This tattoo pictured is being seen upside down, as it’s a heart with sacred geometry, ankh, feathers and more!

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