When you are opening yourself to trust our artist-practicioners, we hold space with great gratitude + gentleness. An intensive session may be emotional or heavy, but is an effective method of being present with unintegrated or disregarded aspects of ourselves, which need our attention to heal. Carl Jung called this aspect of the psyche the Shadow, we call it the Shaded Self, + believe that imprinting has a sincerely profound influence on recovery processes.
For thousands of years, manual (machine-free) tattooing has represented personal totems, trials, + rites of passage for human history. Our mission as Sacred Pokes is to honor the honest origins of Imprint Art, in a world where it has all too often become industrialized + colonized. We recognize the growing culture of body decor as an asset to our creative freedom, so it is our belief that manual imprint ornamentation offers a background-inclusive medium.
Some of the ways we maintain a more sustainable practice, include creating opportunities inherent in our structure with regard to social equity + environmental wellbeing. In effort to reduce the terrestrial impact of body art, higher-bracket sessions have percentages dedicated to providing us with ethically sourced + eco friendly products. Meanwhile, those marginalized seeking this medicine for trauma resolution may qualify for discounted Outreach Sessions.
The application process is designed to adapt for each individual patient. Please be attentive to each aspect requested for new or returning clients, as your commitment + thoroughness will be reflected back in session. Email email@example.com for inquiries + rates.