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Healing Through Ink will guide you through a deeper understanding of how modern culture utilizes tattoos as a means of healing. From 9-11 am, we will explore historical biblical references for tattooing, and navigate how tattoos show up in today's modernized belief system. Facilitated by licensed therapist and business owner Sarah Blackburn, attendees will hear how Sarah came to understand and embrace using tattoos to foster transformation in therapy sessions. 

Did you know?

  • The oldest discovery of tattooed human skin to date is found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman, dating to between 3370 and 3100 BC.
  • The earliest evidence of tattoo art comes in the form of clay figurines that had their faces painted or engraved to represent tattoo marks. The oldest figures of this kind have been recovered from tombs in Japan dating to 5000 BCE or older.
  • People may want to get tattooed for various reasons such as to celebrate a marriage, signify the passing of a loved one, or to identify with their culture. During this workshop, we'll look at tattoos as part of the therapeutic process.

PATHWAYS is pleased to present this relevant offering and conversation. $15 registration fee; grab a friend and don’t miss this learning experience!

Sarah Blackburn is a licensed therapist and owner of Therapy & Tattoos, llc. She received her Masters in Clinical Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is also a nationally Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator. Sarah uses a Solution Focused modality to foster client growth in both her private practice and with her inmate clients in the prison system. Using tattoos as a pathway to build rapport, Sarah has embraced the power of Healing Through Ink as a valuable bridge in her therapy endeavors.