What is Black Mantra?
Black Mantra is the result of what i have been searching for, over the last decade.
It is the refining and definition of thoughts and ideas i have been working on and with for years, trying to process some sort of determined goal for my career.
It is a merging of passion and work, creativity and discipline, and it certainly contains the many aspects and facets of many years of creative development.
It is a brainchild and a chaotic horse of creativity that i have tried to rein in and control enough to put it into the shape of a website.
Some things are of course lost in translation, but i hope to capture and refine the gist of it all.
It is also in part a mirror of my life, telling stories of my work, my projects and my life in general.
It is also a dedication to my craft and creativity, an understanding that there is a price to pay for the work i create, and to find the balance in this i have forged what is now Black Mantra.
The meaning of Black Mantra
A mantra is a sacred sound, syllable or utterance, a focus used to meditate and empower.
It can be words, it can be sounds and it can be simple actions. Used in repetition, a mantra helps empower meditation and focus.
And Black? It is our main tool with which we create, and undoubtedly the first colour to be used in tattooing.
So this is my main focus, although far from the only one.
A link to my Instagram, which houses many more of my in-progress tattoos, yet to be featured here on this website.