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These days, Ash is a licensed tattoo artist and a Reiki healer based in San Francisco who does hand-poked tattoos in one-of-a-kind designs for clients. She uses natural sticks instead of the typical tattoo “gun” because it’s more gentle, she says, and also incorporates smudge sticks and tarot readings into her sessions.
The result, as Racked’s own intrepid ink recipient, Tiffany Yannetta, found, was “the most pleasant experience of getting a tattoo I’ve ever had.”