Urban Primitive emphasizes a philosophy which recognizes the symbolic, expressive, healing and transformative aspects of tattooing. Many of our clients have used their body modifications to symbolically and physically mark personal transformations and significant events in their lives. Others emphasize their tattoos as markers of personal and social identity.
Our clients are at the center of everything we do
At Urban Primitive, we believe that tattooing is a spiritually active process helping to facilitate the unique expressions of healing and various energies in very meaningful ways. This is why we feel honoured to serve the needs of our clients — the living portals of these energies, in all aspects of their tattoo experience. We observe the philosophy and practice of philoxenia (φιλοξενία – love/warmth/ friendliness to strangers, hospitality). From transforming the studio into a sacred space to providing comfortable overnight accommodation to preparing nutritious foods and implementing healing modalities, such as Source Energy Medicine(in the water we serve, cook with and charge the tattoo inks), and offering the option for Reconnective Healing at the end of tattoo sessions, Urban Primitive is committed to providing its clients with full support and nourishment during their entire tattoo process.
The Art of Transformation
Urban Primitive actively supports permanent body art as a vehicle for personal transformation. We formally introduced the concept in 1992 as The Art of Transformation. To facilitate this process, Urban Primitive offers the latest, most advanced body art techniques and a safe, hygienic environment. In addition to sterile procedures, our warm and knowledgeable team and our professional and aesthetically pleasing studio atmosphere ease potential anxiety over the process and raise client comfort and trust.