1 hr 19 min

17. Ego or Integrity - Discerning the Two in Tattooing - with James Sherrah Tattoos With Intention Podcast

    • Philosophy

This transcript is of a conversation between Mark Nara and James, a client of Mark's who has been getting tattooed by him for several years. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including James's early tattoos, his experiences with addiction and mental health, and the role that tattooing has played in his life.

Key Points


Intentional tattooing: The importance of approaching tattoos with intention and awareness, rather than focusing solely on the aesthetic or artistic aspects.


The impact of tattoos: How tattoos can influence the wearer's life and identity, both positively and negatively.


Unconscious intentions: The potential for tattoos to embody unconscious beliefs, patterns, and stories that can impact the wearer's life.


The role of the tattoo artist: Choosing a tattoo artist who aligns with your values and can guide you through the intentional tattooing process.


James's tattoo journey: James shares his personal experience of getting tattooed, from his early, impulsive choices to his later, more intentional approach.


Cover-ups and transformation: The process of covering up old tattoos that no longer resonate with the wearer and using tattoos to facilitate personal transformation.


Discerning ego from integrity: How to distinguish between getting tattooed for personal validation (ego) and getting tattooed for reasons that align with your deeper values and integrity.


The power of intentional tattooing: The potential for tattoos to serve as powerful tools for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.


The conversation also touches on a number of other topics, including the role of men's work in James's life, his experiences with breathwork, and his views on ceremonial tattooing.



FOLLOW

James: ⁠@jamesszen⁠

Join the Tattoo Pathway Fundamentals Course Waitlist

Instagram: ⁠@themarkofnara⁠

For more insights and discussions on intentional tattooing, join the ⁠Tattoos with Intention Podcast community Facebook group.

This transcript is of a conversation between Mark Nara and James, a client of Mark's who has been getting tattooed by him for several years. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including James's early tattoos, his experiences with addiction and mental health, and the role that tattooing has played in his life.

Key Points


Intentional tattooing: The importance of approaching tattoos with intention and awareness, rather than focusing solely on the aesthetic or artistic aspects.


The impact of tattoos: How tattoos can influence the wearer's life and identity, both positively and negatively.


Unconscious intentions: The potential for tattoos to embody unconscious beliefs, patterns, and stories that can impact the wearer's life.


The role of the tattoo artist: Choosing a tattoo artist who aligns with your values and can guide you through the intentional tattooing process.


James's tattoo journey: James shares his personal experience of getting tattooed, from his early, impulsive choices to his later, more intentional approach.


Cover-ups and transformation: The process of covering up old tattoos that no longer resonate with the wearer and using tattoos to facilitate personal transformation.


Discerning ego from integrity: How to distinguish between getting tattooed for personal validation (ego) and getting tattooed for reasons that align with your deeper values and integrity.


The power of intentional tattooing: The potential for tattoos to serve as powerful tools for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.


The conversation also touches on a number of other topics, including the role of men's work in James's life, his experiences with breathwork, and his views on ceremonial tattooing.



FOLLOW

James: ⁠@jamesszen⁠

Join the Tattoo Pathway Fundamentals Course Waitlist

Instagram: ⁠@themarkofnara⁠

For more insights and discussions on intentional tattooing, join the ⁠Tattoos with Intention Podcast community Facebook group.

1 hr 19 min