Crown & Serpent is an inclusive tattoo wellness studio located in a commercially renovated certified heritage home in the Oliver Square and 124 Street District area that welcomes all humans who enjoy a relaxing, safe and comforting environment.
A little about us...
We started Crown & Serpent studio during the summer of 2019. Although the idea for our own studio was in the making for several years prior, the universe finally provided the opportunity we needed in taking the leap of faith into making our cozy little studio.
Our belief is that therapy and wellness can be experienced through a variety of services/experiences and the idea of hosting a few of these elements together under one roof was an idea that made us excited. There is so much more to tattoos than just receiving permanent body art. While some tattoos are still just for fun, so many humans experience tattoos as therapy and/or release, or adding something meaningful or memorable to their body that they can carry with them. Bringing joy and happiness to our clients is such an amazing experience and we absolutely love being a part of it.
How did we get our name?
Crown & Serpent actually has a few more hidden meanings than you would think! Since our goal with starting this studio was to encourage others to grow and to support our fellow artists/makers and community, the symbolism behind our name seemed fitting.
Crown is symbolic for the crown chakra (or Sahasrara in Sanskrit), which acts as an individual's centre of spirit, enlightenment, wisdom, universal consciousness, and connection to higher guidance. One might say that in a sense the crown chakra is our highest potential. The crown chakra allows for the experiences of unity and universal connectedness, and the symbolism resonated strongly with us and our goals. Realizing that we are all connected is so important for growth as individuals and as a community.
Serpents have many spiritual meanings, but historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. They are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality and healing. Serpents are also symbols of primal energy (referred to as kundalini in Sanskrit) which is a healing form of divine spiritual energy that is sourced at the base of the spine. Many yoga practitioners believe that awakening kundalini energy in your body can put you on the path to spiritual enlightenment.
The symbolism of both of these things resonates deeply with us and how we wanted to project these energies into our studio to create a welcoming environment that is inclusive and accepting of all humans. While we do not condone the spread of negativity, we do aim to encourage everyone to have empathy for others and patience in allowing others to work through their own experiences. Spread love and kindness, friends!
Thank you for reading and learning about our studio!
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