How long ago did the modern world start to lose all of its rituals? Is it modernity itself that dictates that we have no more need for these ceremonies of purification and anointment? I wonder if it could be traced back to the creation of secularism, the separation of church and state. Belief in one life, when you’re dead you’re done. Or is it more recent with a general disappointment in religion and a desire to be free of the constricting, oppressive social pressure and power of the church? Say we are free from religious guilt, the motor making us behave, to follow the rules of society for fear of descending into chaos; but we still feel a need for penance, atonement, repentance, confession. For our own psychological relief, a re-boot, ability to start afresh. Jung spoke of the necessity of the archetypes of religion as a way for us to understand reality.
I’ll be in Stuttgart guest tattooing August 6th through the 12th. At my friend Melli’s new address for her hair salon, Dos ‘n’ Dyes. There is a big party on the 11th. Art, music, food, drink, and tattoos.
Mandala- is the tibetian word and symbol for circle. It can also be translated as sphere, environment, community, cosmos, or microcosmos. It is pricipally used for focus during meditation, as a spiritual guidance tool. A reminder of balance or what these things mean to you, or an offering. Sacred space. Used also to induce a trancelike state, which can be helpful when trying to shed all of our preconceived ideas and beliefs learned over a lifetime of bad influences from our environment and society. I’m not jumping on the tattoo bandwagon, 4 of these drawings I drew 20 years ago. That being said, I think a mandala tattoo is great portable meditation reminder and magic to boot!
Here’s some pics of all the milagros tattoos I’ve done recently from my flash sheets. Thank you so much to all my wonderful clients! I love doing these. LOVE
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There’s a new trend in tattooing, Jungle Exotica, and I’ve got a wild selection. These are just my own ideas, with a couple for clients, but I can draw you anything your heart desires. Just contact me for a consultation firstname.lastname@example.org