The Metaphysical Nature Of Tattoos
Spiritual Skin by Tania Marie
My dream is to create a full-service tattoo studio (permanent makeup, tattoo removal, and tattoos) that is geared specifically for women. I have been to enough tattoo parlors in my life to know how intimidating it can be to muster up the guts to walk into one. My goal is to create a space that is comfortable for any woman to walk into, whether they want a small tattoo or a more elaborate piece.
When most people think of tattoos, they correlate association of pain. This old school mentality is a deserving one- afterall, a tattoo IS a tattoo. But after years of studying holistic wellness and alternative medicinal lineages I have come to believe that there is another perspective. Tattoos are healing. Our body is comprised of a vast network of nerves, all in communication. From a holistic approach, many of our memories are stored in the physical body, and can influence the way energy flows- potentially causing blockages that eventually turn into physical ailments.
Tattoos can stimulate the physical body, and create an intention through the impression of an image on the body. It can be a profound way to release negative emotion of the past, and to move forward in our lives. It is easy to see how naturally this occurs, as most people tend to get tattoos at pivotal transitory times in life. Because of this, it is important to have your intentions clear before getting tattooed so that you can make the most of this energetic release. Your tattoo can act as a conduit for positive change.
An amazing book on the subject was written by Tania Marie called Spiritual Skin - well worth the read!!
Does Permanent Makeup Hurt?
Does Permanent Makeup Hurt?
Does getting Permanent Makeup hurt? I get this question so often! I will be tattooing someone's arm, and they will say-"how do people do this on their eyes?!" The answer is...well, they cheat!
Cheating meaning- Topical Anesthetics! Numb those eyes, lips and brows up! This is key. Permanent Makeup is bearable under the expertise of an experienced technician who uses generous amounts of anesthetics. This will almost completely minimize the pain, although there is still the issue that is impossible to get around, which is the fact that your body is being tattooed. You feel the vibration from the machine, and the stretching of the skin. If the technician has a great machine, the vibration is very mild compared to a normal tattoo machine, and everything goes very smooth!
Another concern is the closeness of the needle to the eye. Although it is close, it is actually quite far away. Your eyes are closed to whole time, and the technician should be using a magnifying set of glasses to see minute detail.
A last concern that I often hear, that is a valid one, is the potential reaction to the pigments (ink). It is always a possibility that you will have adverse reactions to pigment, as your body might treat it as an "invader". This is very rare, but can occur. It is important to understand this risk. Make sure that your technician is using very high quality pigments.
The procedure will about an two hours total, including your consultation time. It is so important to be educated prior to consulting with your technician. Do your research! Find a great technician, and you have nothing to fear! Visit www.scpc.com for the United States list of properly trained & certified professionals.