Conjuring the Past, Marking the Present: Ancestral Healing Through Shamanic Reiki, Tattoo, and Sound
KING COBRA and Hue Hallums
Sculptor and Body Modifier KING COBRA and Reiki Master Hue Hallums are combining the sacred power of tattoo and shamanic reiki healing during this year's harvest and initiation season. In 2018 COBRA launched INVISIBLE MAN TATTOO, a pop up tattoo shop at Recess creating tattoos that focused solely on celebrating Black history and the Black American experience. This year COBRA and Master Hue will create a womb-like healing space for tattooing, sound and energy healing. In addition to individual reiki tattoo sessions there will also be sound baths, curated projections, group meditation, shamanic journeying, a community altar, and scheduled programming that centers healing especially for Black and Indigenous individuals. Neurospicy Aliens to the front!
Saturdays, 12-5 pm
Staff will walk you through the installation, after which you will be free to find a comfortable cushion in an ethereal environment of billowing fabric and fractal projections for a self-guided meditation session. You will be immersed in a soundtrack of ambient sounds and chants created by Master Hue. If you prefer a more silent meditation experience, you are welcome to bring noise-canceling headphones with you. The artists also invite you to bring photos of your ancestors or respectful offering to the Community Altar.
Shamanic Reiki, Tattoo, and Sound Bath Sessions
Wednesday - Friday: 12-6pm [2-hour block], these require pre-registration and tiered pricing
Conjuring the Past, Marking the Present is a personal ceremony and a rights of passage offering that combines energy healing and body modification. Rather than requesting a custom tattoo or choosing available flash, your symbol will be selected based on your spiritual needs. In each session, Hue and Cobra will ask you a series of questions about your blockages, your releases and the new things you want to call into your life. From there they will provide a collection of images for your tattoo that are in agreement with your intentions.
The process for booking a session involves two steps. You will first be asked to complete a simple questionnaire using this link. Once we receive your submission, we will review and forward a booking link to the email address you provide. From there, you will be able to select a date and time, fill out a release form, and submit a nonrefundable deposit, securing your appointment. A few days before your appointment, you will also receive a few reminders and a list of ways to prepare for your ceremony.
Two Tier Pricing The two tier pricing below reflects the artists’ and organization’s request to our guests to contribute to this project at an amount based on their privilege and proximity to wealth. Donations will subsidize appointments for BIPOC folx who are unable to pay full price for an appointment.
BIPOC — $480 Full Price
NonBIPOC — $600 Full Price
On view: November 11, 2023–January 25, 2024
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