One of our goals at Scene360 is highlighting creative individuals who see â€śart as therapy,â€ť and that is the case of Shanghai-based tattooist Jingxi who is focused on transmitting her clientsâ€™ emotions and feelings into tattoo designs placed on their bodies. Her art style may diverge, but as she says it isnâ€™t really about the styling but more about the healing. â€śI was very interested in psychology and I did some study about art and psychology when in art college. I found tattooing to be a great way to deep dive into peopleâ€™s feelings/fear/desires, which is my interest, and also in my point of view: the Source of Art.â€ť She conducts these works on skin at her studio â€śPatch Tattoo Therapy,â€ť which welcomes trauma victims to come in and talk to her so that she can blueprint something special for them. â€śThrough reviewing (trauma experience)-accepting (trauma in a tattoo form), people let go some of the trauma. This reviewing-accepting process is also very important in other types of therapies,â€ť she explains.
In addition to tattooing, Jingxi has volunteered in the Camphill communities (in Great Britain) to help the disabled achieve happiness and personal-growth through art therapy.