A B O U T A S H L E Y
Ashley is a licensed tattoo artist, certified reiki healer, and tarot/oracle reader working between NYC and LA, and multiple dimensions, with an art and illustration background from The Savannah College of Art and Design. Ashley grew up in the south with her tarot reading mystic grandmother, who opened her eyes to the Divine and sacredness of the Earth at a very young age. After her grandmother's passing in 2009, she inherited her grandmother's tarot decks and began to dive deeper into her spiritual path, opening up many channels and doors along the way. Using her psychic abilities, connection to Spirit and Mother Earth, knowledge of numerology, astrology, tarot, and manifestation, Ashley's work is geared towards identifying deep set patterns and energetic blocks that our not serving our higher purpose, and how to shift those so that we may all heal, honor our truth, and align with our soul purpose and path. Ashley's Soul Tattoos offer an intimate, feminine, specially designed healing experience of tattooing, without the noise, intense energy, and lack of spirituality of the tattoo industry today.
A B O U T T H E N A M E
I will never forget one hot spring Louisianan day when I was about five years old, a bumble bee landed on my arm and delicately crawled around my sun-burnt skin. I froze, wanting the bee to stay with me as long as possible, and watched with total fascination and delight as it balanced on my scrawny, freckled arm. Eventually, with a graceful swish of its light wings, it rose up in the air and twirled off to land on a nearby bush of heavenly gardenia flowers on my grandmother’s New Orleans balcony. I felt blessed that this creature chose me. Ever since bees have been a sacred spirit animal for me. My grandmother felt the same connection to these sacred healers/workers and I definitely inherited the love and connection at a young age, when study the honey bees sip from our blooming azaleas. The medicine of the bee spirit is that of mindful service, love, and community; three things I wish to embody in my work and life. Wadulisi means “bee” in Cherokee, a tribute to my grandmother and our spirit animal, as well as my Cherokee heritage from my paternal grandfather.
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