ClaraJane’s Tattoo Parlour, Revisited

Friday, November 20th 2015

In a time when my awareness has become particularly sensitive to the intrusion of technology and commercialism in our lives, and when I am in calm but passionate pursuit of Mindfulness and making peace with the present, you can imagine how delighted I was to see ClaraJane cast about through several activities and finally dig out her old Tattoo Parlour.   It’s been several months, so it was refreshing to see, and call me a sucker but there is just something awesome about seeing a four year old set up her stuff and OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

"I'm only four" she reminds us.

“I’m only four” she reminds us.


Her brother was actually first in line to get his, before going back to his ongoing avocation constructing Lego beyblades.

“MOM!” protested ClaraJane.  “GAVIN was my FIRST customer and he DIDN’T EVEN TIP ME!”

We had to kindly explain that tips were voluntary and stuff like that.  “Well YOU can tip me for him later,” she said.

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Legos, cat, tattoo parlor  & kids



Here she has Ayyian by the wrist and locks eyes with him as they gravely count together waiting for the tattoo to set; “One 1-thousand, two 1-thousand, three 1-thousand…”

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Simra waits her turn


And Peter Parker supervises, per usual.

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