This is a collection of tattoo designs that I have created over the years; designs to commemorate family, honor partnership, celebrate strength, and immortalize loved ones who have transitioned from this world to the next.
The desire to symbolically eternalize a name, spoken word, or piece of poetry is a spiritual act which has been part of humanity since the beginning of existence; as symbols and totems have always connected us to the spiritual world, the world of the soul and the unseen: Infinite essence captured in form.
The process of tattooing becomes a sacred ritual; a soul’s essence is kept near, and lessons kept dear, ink etched onto skin; an eternal reminder of the struggles we have overcome, love we have been given, and the wisdom we have gained. Pain becomes the catalyst for transition, growth and enlightenment.
“The wound is where the light enters.” Rumi