Tattooing is an art form that predates textually written history, with the earliest example dating as far back as 3400 BCE. It has been woven into numerous forms of religions, cultures, and events. Not surprisingly, tattooing is heavily prevalent in the witchcraft community as a way for practitioners to connect with their craft and identify their beliefs. With the rise of cultural classics such as American Horror Story: Coven, The Chilling Tales of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Shadow Hunters, witchcraft has begun to emerge from the shadows and claim it’s rightful place in the limelight of modern society. Of course, with this rejuvenation of public fascination and adoption of the craft, witchy tattoos are becoming the new norm for both witches and the witch-obsessed.
But what do some of these most popular tattoos mean? Let’s take a quick look at the top 10 Witchy Tattoo Motifs of 2020 and break down the meanings behind these spellbinding tattoo designs!
Do you have any of these witchy tattoo motifs? If not, we hope this list gave you a long list of wants -- and, as you head off to the tattoo studio to start (or continue) your witchy themed tattoo collection, make sure to tag us so we can see your beautiful witchy artwork! Was there a design element you didn’t see on this list? Drop your ideas in the comments so we can add those to our wishlist!
Written by Elisha Belden Freelance Writer.
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What is kitchen witchery? This is a person who performs beautiful culinary magick right in the heart of the home, the kitchen! A Kitchen Witch is sometimes referred to as a Cottage Witch.
So many magickal things can happen right in our kitchens! Go into your kitchen right now and have a gander at the mundane and then think MAGICK! There are so many magickal, witchy tools hidden away in there and most are very easily accessible to us today. Do you have a wooden spoon? Make it your wand! A Cauldron? If you have an actual cooking cauldron, sweet! But do not fret if you do not have one, just pull out a Dutch oven, a pot, pan, or baking sheet. A wine glass could be your sacred chalice. Spices? Just about every spice & herb is filled with a magickal correspondence!
Welcome to our collective favourite season, witchy folk! Perhaps that’s a generalization, but the Autumnal vibes are an absolute mood in the spiritual community, and for so many reasons. This season we have two Sabbats to celebrate; the first of those is Mabon, otherwise known as the Autumn Equinox, and the hemispherical counterpart to Ostara, in which we celebrate the Spring Equinox.
Not only is Autumn the season of flavoured lattes and pumpkins, it is the season of the colours of the Earth – oranges and reds and browns, greens and glorious yellows. We have beautiful harvest vegetables and burgeoning berries; a veritable feast of offerings from our beautiful Mother Earth to celebrate.
For Mabon, we focus on the beginning of the end of the harvest season and the descent into wintery darkness. Spiritually, we are reaching the closing-down portion of the year – as the days get shorter and the evenings are longer, we assess the outcomes of our labour (physical, financial, emotional, spiritual) across the past twelve months. Summer is celebration, and Autumn is when we reap what we’ve sown. So, as we draw towards the end of this summertime haze and commence the darkening and hibernation periods, we’re beginning to wind down business and take stock of what we’ve achieved.
Seasonal altars are a great way to focus our attentions and intentions towards that for which we are grateful, and the things that we want to manifest in our lives. Not only does the season dictate our physical activities, it also directs our spiritual lives, and the altar is the witch’s way of centring that energy.
With so much to love and celebrate about Autumn, let’s take a look at some traditional (and not-so-traditional) items to feature on our altars during this time.