Everyday I step out into the world and I turn heads. I wear a colorful face and my spirituality is written on my skin. Many people ask me why I would do such a thing, but the truth is we all engage in body modification on some level. If you dye your hair, diet, wear those “slimming belts”, put on make up, cut your hair, or any number of other changes–you have engaged in body modification. Some of us take this a step further. For me tattoos and piercings are an act of spirituality. Each one tells my story, each one holds a memory, and each one allows me to call in new energy. The symbols I have chosen to wear are sacred, but some of them are just personal. Judgement, fear, and disconnection hold us apart from looking through the windows and often times we only see the walls we place between one another. One of the things I love about my tattoos are they take people out of their hurried lives and into a new moment. Even if it’s just for a second, we connect…Even if they look at me with judgement, we connect. It’s a beautiful thing. That kind of spirituality is much deeper than the ink in my skin.
M. Brazell CFT CSN MAT PAT