Article by Ashwita Goel, Reiki Master
No more just a hippie thing, tattoos are quite common today, across all sections of the society. Did you know that the art of tattooing has been around since Neolithic times? Much of it was done as a part of rituals to increase the access to certain types of energy, and they had a very intense, powerful effect on the body. Today, this aspect of tattooing is forgotten, and it has become a mere fashion accessory.
When a design is carefully chosen, it can enhance the aura and even heal energetic defects. However, random tattooing for the sake of fashion or sentiment shreds the aura of a person, leaving it frizzy and damaged. Obviously, this affects the areas of life associated with the damaged energy as well.
A Tarot reader I know got a sacred Egyptian symbol tattooed on her arm. She had such intense experiences, and finding herself the verge of insanity, rushed back to her tattoo artist within a week to get it altered. Another friend got the wrong tattoo on her ankle, and it affected her personal life. Her relationships got back on track when she learned that the tattoo might be the problem, and got it altered.
Tattoos are quite permanent, and their effect on your energies even more so. It is important to give them a serious thought before you get one.
Selecting the Right Tattoo
If you want to get a tattoo, spend a few days meditating about whether this is a good idea, and also to get guidance about the right symbol.
Every night before you sleep, request Reiki for guidance about where on your body the tattoo should be and what the right design should look like. Often, you will find that you are drawn to certain pictures when you search the internet. Sometimes, guidance also appears in dreams or through friends.
Tattooing it Right
Also request Reiki to guide you to the right artist to get your tattoo with. The ‘hands’ make a difference to the energy of the tattoo. Once you’re decided, ask your artist if he’s ok if you Reiki the tattoo gun. A tattoo artist who learned Reiki with me regularly healed his tattoo gun, and found that he made a lot less mistakes, and the number of clients fainting during the process dropped to a fraction.
During the tattooing, Reiki the spot being worked upon. Start with all the symbols if you have learned them, and then repeatedly draw the emotional healing symbol on that spot as it is being tattooed.
Remember to heal it after tattooing, and your skin will be back to normal much sooner.
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Having learned Meditation as a child, Ashwita incorporated Reiki into her life during her early teens. After a decade of witnessing the magic Reiki, she felt compelled to take up Reiki professionally, and ended her corporate career in 2007, taking up Reiki full-time. She eventually incorporated EFT, hypnotherapy and past life therapy into her work. Apart from her healing work, she teaches Reiki and meditation, and her book ‘Healing Through Reiki’ is available on Amazon. You can connect with her through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Reiki.Bangalore,
her website http://www.reiki-bangalore.com/ or visit her blog http://www.ashwita.com/zen/.