Meet Bear – Ritual Bear Tattoos
He is the latest talented tattoo artist to join the Manifacto Amsterdam Team in our studio in Amsterdam Noord.
He learnt and developed his own hand poke tattooing into a practice of a sacred tattoo ritual. Handpoke tattoos are made without the use of a tattoo machine. Also known as stick and poke where the ink is applied to the skin manually without the use of a machine. Hand poke tattoos are generally less painful.
Each Ritual Bear Tattoo session is individually tailored to each person’s energy and needs. Bear creates unique tattoos on skin that are powerful talismans for empowerment and growth.
For nearly his whole life, Bear has been intrigued by witchcraft and the rituals that embody the practice. There are two facets to Bear’s exploration of witchcraft: the internal and the external.
Like all of us, it began with his ancestors who Bear believes reside within his own physical and metaphysical DNA. Bear has always felt deeply connected to them and this has always rendered him open to the supernatural. This internal awareness of other dimensions where his forebears wonder, made Bear more conscious of the external influences that taught him about supernatural ritualistic practices before he sought to actively educated himself about them.
Bear is fortunate to have a mother who taught him and his siblings about the spirits and ghosts that roam among us and they were always encouraged to communicate with them. She taught about the mythical mysteries of the history of the world.
With this upbringing, Bear came to realize that the connection he felt with the ancestors this awareness of the interconnectedness of the living and the dead – the feeling that spirits were passing through him, is not uncommon. It is rare but not unique.
Thus, he began to explore the writings and teachings of individuals who channeled their awareness through ritual. He read books on witchcraft, began experimenting with meditation, started investigating how to hone the energy of the spirits that surround us. Bear taught himself how to translate languages he had never spoken before and how to communicate without words.
All this before he was was really able to truly understand the significance of what he was doing.
Where Bear finally understood the power of ritual was through the study of the Kabbalah and the Freemasons; the teachings of the powerful nature of ritualistic practice.
This lifelong journey has led Bear to the point he is today, where ritual is as easy as breathing or a simple walk in the forest. He has become sensitive to forms, shapes, and objects. Reading them like one would a book. But also feeling them like the emotion you feel when reading poetry. Everything speaks to him. A subtle shift in the air that moves you without your own conscious thought. This has culminated in his own practice where he channels the internal and external forces into creating powerful talismans on the human form that he believes is a vehicle that can be enhanced.
Check out his tattoo work on Instagram, and if you would like to book a session or for more information about the process, please send Bear an email: ritualbeartattoos @ gmail . com to book your tattoo session or send us an email with your idea.