Handpoke Tattoo Rituals

Dada Chi Handpoke Tattoo Ritual

Handpoked tattoos are the origin of contemporary tattoo culture

Contrary to the modern way of tattooing, a tattoo needle without machine power pierces through the first layer of skin and places the color pigments in the second layer of the skin, the socalled “leather skin”. This procedure varies from the regular tattooing technique as far as its feeling is different and it doesn’t affect the skin as much. 

I work “only” with a tattoo needle since the beginning of my career, because I am concerned with awareness since many years. Awareness in this context means to really see and feel the process of tattooing. One should be able to really set into the experience, to feel taken care of in a sphere where whether time nor space matter. 

To recognize every dot sounds pretty painful to many people, but most of my customers assured me that the handpoked tattoo hurt them less than another one that was done by machine. 

Chi or Qi is a tibetan word and stands for the energy that lives in every person and every thing. Worldwide we can find various practices that work with this energy to balance inside and outside. 

This doesn’t always mean physical or mental healing – energy work also assists in finding ones’ own path and opens us up to other aspects of our selves and life. 

Based on my personal experience and education, I developed my own way of working with the Chi to rebalance the being at the center of the energy field. This knowledge forms the base for my holistic tattoo rituals. 

I pass everything I know about the physical and metaphysical aspects of the practice on in private lessons or Handpoke Tattoo Workshops in small groups of maximum 5 people.

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