Soul Tattoos are a multidimensional form of healing using the art of ceremonial tattooing.
These sacred markings are one-of-a-kind tattoos channeled and designed to nourish, liberate, and anchor more of your soul’s true essence into your body, hand-woven in sacred ceremony with Ashley River, the client, Divine Spirit and the Universal feminine force of creation.
act as sacred talismans and carry potent vibrational medicine that can create transformational shifts for the wearer.
It is through the ceremonial process of intention, connection to Spirit, and magic, that we can harness the true nature of this ancient, sacred healing art, and use it to heal and shift into deeper alignment with our soul’s true expression. These delicate tattoos woven by hand act as portals of activation, symbols of empowerment, initiatory experiences, and medicine that goes much, much deeper than the art you see on the surface. In fact, the healing activation of a soul tattoo imprints your soul with a specific evolutionary healing that will be carried with you after you leave your present body form. Though a Soul Tattoo is a highly therapeutic, intentional healing experience of receiving a tattoo that is unique to each person, it is also deep evolutionary work.
Each session is intentionally curated for the unique healing and spoken or unspoken soul desires of the client.
Each Soul Tattoo session typically includes a plant infusion to meditate with, intention setting, and client shares to ease into the experience. Ashley guides her clients into an energy restoring, protecting, and grounding meditation and/or ritual experience while she reads the aura and energy body to gather medicine and messages from both her own and the client’s soul, guides, cosmic and earth allies. The Soul Tattoo’s design is sometimes created from the images and messages that were received during the meditation, though often the tattoo comes through for Ashley in dreams or meditation before the session and the reading clarifies and expands on the medicine that is already coming through.
Soul Tattoo designs
carry the energetic signatures of spoken and unspoken languages, plant medicine, sacred symbolism, animal allies, cosmic symbols of light, ancient coding, or any other symbolic medicine that is channeled to support and guide the client for their highest good.
Each dot, line, mark, and symbol contain intentional alchemy to draw out the client’s truest soul expression and weave their intentions into form, activating deep healing and transformation. Ashley and her client discuss the energy body, physical body, and meridians to align the design to the placement on the body that can best support the client’s personal healing and intentions.
Healing energy work is woven into the tattooing to deeply relax and open the client, while also activating energetic shifts, clearings, and creating space within for the medicine of the Soul Tattoo to integrate. During this process, many clients fall into a deep meditative state while they receive, while others have big releases, awareness shifts, and even the healing from trauma, past lives, and ancestral patterns. Each session is sealed with sound clearing, hands on energy work and light weaving, and/or prayer, depending on the client. At the end of the session, Ashley may prescribe healing rituals, integration tools, and/or homework to support the client further on their journey. Some Soul Tattoo® ceremonies may include other elements such as guided shamanic journeys, guided rituals, film photography (upon request), or movement, depending on the needs and intentions of the client.
As a young woman who began receiving tattoos at just 16, I struggled to find a sense of trust, intentionality, and sacredness in the overtly masculine tattoo space. With my psychic sensitive and highly attuned and sensitive nervous system, I did not resonate with the modern act of receiving a tattoo, but deep down my soul was deeply drawn to use art on skin as a form of remembrance, magic, and transformation. A desire to create sacredness in the tattoo experience arose, to carve out a safe space for sensitive, mystical women to return home to this intentional and intuitive art form that has always belonged to the feminine. At 23, I began combining my design and illustration background, connection to the elemental and spirit worlds, and psychic/energetic gifts and fed them into tattoo art, becoming a licensed tattoo artist in NYC. One evening under a Taurus full moon a couple of years after I first picked up a tattoo needle, the name “Soul Tattoo” was whispered in my ear by spirit, and deep remembrance and integration of its teachings and coded magic followed.