TATTOO ARTIST SHANE G. COLEY - ARIKI TOROA TE RA. FROM AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND. SPIRITUAL TATTOOIST AND ATUA HEALER. BRINGING TOGETHER THE ANCIENT COMBINATION OF SPIRITUAL CONNECTION, HEALING AND TATTOOING TO RAISE YOUR VIBRATION AND BECOME A MORE BALANCED AND SPIRITUALLY CONNECTED PERSON ON THIS JOURNEY AND EXPERIENCE OF HUMAN BEING. NOW LIVING IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. WORKING FROM WESTSIDE TATTOO (BRISBANE). SPECIALIZING IN MAORI, TA MOKO, KIRITUHI, POLYNESIAN AND JAPANESE. ALSO GRAPHIC BODY DESIGNS. CONTACT: SHANETATTOOER@GMAIL.COM. FOR CONSULTATION APPOINTMENT CALL 07 38440711. 11 AM-6 PM

SPIRITUAL TATTOOIST

   Lets bring to tattooing a knowledge and an understanding the ancients believed and worked with. It is time to bring back the Old Ways, from a time that has been forgotten in most areas of the World and a practice that had Spiritual Connection, Ceremony, Healing and a way of Balancing the Energies that make us what and who we are on this journey we take in this lifetime. Many Tattooers around the world are now beginning to embrace the ways of the ancients and incorporating a Spiritual aspect in their work. This is uplifting and a blessing to know this is happening. In a world of superficial consumerism and distractions keeping us from truly connecting with ourselves and our relationship, or “Creationship", with the People and World around us, it is time to help balance these energies that connect us to Spirit, Heart, Mother Earth and the Universe. 

   I believe the Ancients understood that tattooing served a much deeper purpose than just applying an image to the skin. There was an understanding that Lines and Shape create Energy, Everything is Energy, which is Consciousness. Creating a Shape is creating Energy which is creating a Consciousness in the Design. When two Energy Systems are in Resonance they exchange Energy and Information.This is where a very important aspect lays with You and your Tattoo. 

   The importance of Placement, Intention, Ceremony and Blessings are key here also. There is a reason these important aspects were infused into the practice of Tattooing and are just as important now. Apart from some Indigenous cultures around the world who have held on to some of these understandings, the practice of Tattooing in this way has practically been lost and access to this way of tattooing for most people is few and far between. I believe humanity and Mother Earth are going through an important shift in these days and many are seeking this kind of Ancient understanding not just in their lives but also in the way they receive their Tattoo. 

   This practice of this Spiritual Tattooing is open to anyone and any style, it is not cultural or religion specific and can be applied and experienced by any one and any style. Although a lot of my work you see is Maori or Polynesian based this is because of where I am from and a knowledge, understanding and experience I share in these styles. The process, ceremony and intention surrounding receiving your tattoo is provided for any one who believes that receiving their tattoo is an important spiritual, healing and meaningful experience and can be done in any style  that resonates with them. Discussion can be had around the reasons and intentions of getting the tattoo and can be facilitated and infused into the development, process and energy of the design and the ceremony during the receiving of the tattoo.

   The amazing way this form of tattoo experience can transform ones life is truly incredible and I have full belief and confidence that everyone benefits from receiving their tattoo in this way. Aside from the benefits and the peaceful, relaxed and meditative experience of receiving your tattoo this way I also can combine Energy Healing into the session. Atua Healing is a very powerful energy healing modality and can be infused into your tattoo session to provide another level of healing and energy balancing. 

What is Atua Healing? (CLICK HERE)


   Atua Tattoo is a combination I have put together involving a form of energy healing called Atua. This type of healing works on all levels, physically, emotionally, mentally, genetically and spiritually. It works by removing blockages in your energy signature that can cause all sorts of imbalances on these levels. It works well for assisting one to move through any blockages that are causing one to be stuck in their life and feeling like they can't move forward. I started combining Atua Healing with tattooing because through my tattooing career I noticed my clients were experiencing healing in certain aspects of their lives. I discovered I had a natural healing ability and this was why I was working close to people. A Maori healer and Matakite (seer, clairvoyant, prophet) taught me this form of healing so I could now facilitate it in a way that had purpose and structure. I combined it also because I understand lines and tattoos provide us with a form of healing through their vibrational properties. This modality is a wonderful way to connect to your tattoo on a spiritual level. Whilst the process for everyone may vary a little, the end result is a shifting of blocks in ones energy allowing healing, growth, and awakening parts of yourself, enabling you to move into a greater version of you.

*Please note. I currently work from two locations, one being a public studio and one being a private studio. Only the private studio provides us with 'Sacred Space'. When enquiring about booking your session/s incorporating this modality, please let me know you would like to book at my Atua Studio, then we can ensure you are booked in at the correct location. 
Also please let me know if you would like to include the Atua Healing in the session.

Thank you
Ngā mihi