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You can dance and you can fight.

You can dance and you can fight.

You can dance and you can fight
You can be darkness or light 
Stand out or hide
Receive extra strength or disguise your weakness
Be in the tribe or you can be a loner
Whatever you wish, you can hold the magic.


Etched Wichelen

Etched Wichelen

Etched Wichelen 

Softer than the Autumn bush rain and deeper than the calm night sea. 

Gracing the hidden streets of this town, the Etched Wichelen knows countless secrets

Like Obsidian silk overlaid on the divine patterned skin, every mark tells a tale of the past and possible futures.

Shades of midnight ink are her incantation - read, spoken, sung or chanted, they hint at true power and elegance.

Amulets and sigils lead her way, casting shadows of ancestral magic.

Listen closely as the Etched Wichelen has many things to impart, though, these tails are not for the faint of heart.

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HINAMATSURI - CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

HINAMATSURI - CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

HINAMATSURI - CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

On the 3rd of March in Japan, we celebrate and pray for young girls' growth and happiness. (boy's day is 5th May)
There are sets of dolls of emperor and empress, three court ladies, musicians and ministers to celebrate the festivals. 
When I was little, my parents used to set up and display the 9 levels of red shelves with those dolls. It takes almost a half day to set it up for about 1 week. 
When my children were younger we were going to bring those Japanese traditional dolls into Australia and celebrate the day...


My Grandfather's Tattoos.

My Grandfather's Tattoos.

I still remember my grandfather's tattoos.
When I was a little girl, I saw the tattoos on his back when he was having a bath.
It was the first time and the last time in my memory of my grandfather's tattoo.
I was so shocked. But they were mesmerizingly beautiful. I didn't know the real meaning of the tattoos at that time but I knew it was something I was not supposed to see nor ask him about even when I was a little girl.
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IREZUMI

IREZUMI

IREZUMI-Tattoo means eternal beauty and strength in Japan.
But it also means taboo, the underworld and secrets trust in the dark.
When folds and drapes create shades and angles it shows another dimension and story.
I love the way BLACK hides some emotions and strengthens others. I love Tamara in our WATA Dress and the contrast of the graceful silhouette against her ink skin.
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