Sacred Transformation's Mission
Sacred Transformations is dedicated to helping people who are tattooed, scarred, branded and or burnt from negative experiences to transform those marks into art pieces that celebrate one’s individuality. The experience empowers the individual to express in their own terms who they are inside. It is our goal for those marks to be converted into a source of daily inspiration to maintain sobriety, to be committed to the welfare and betterment of children, family, community and self. Our organization believes that transformative tattoos will provide a historically qualified link to spirituality and culture and deliver the individual a new rite of passage – a symbol of evolving consciousness and personal evolution.
To fulfill our mission Sacred Transformations empowers the following programs:
Symbol of Thyself is a program directed at youth. Sacred Transformations' husband-and-wife team Sara Spruth and Eric Dean Spruth, both tattoo artists, go into schools chatting up teens and pre-adolescents about the dangers of using unhygienic tools and the long-term social ramifications of marking themselves with permanent tattoos.
Women frequently are the targets of human trafficking. Sacred Transformations clears the visible signs on them. Often human trafficking networks tattoo their victims with pimps’ names or gang symbols to track them and make it almost impossible for them to escape.
Veterans are among the most disadvantaged members of our country. Veterans have more difficulty integrating back into civilian life. Their tattoos are a source of discomfort for many employers. Sacred Transformations works with our heroes to clear the way for them to succeed.
Sacred Transformations works to reduce recidivism directly with Department of Corrections & Social Services so clients can find a more positive direction for their families & live. Tattoos are a visible reminder of an ex-offender's past. One that many are seeking to put behind themselves.