August 15, 2023

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 Good Karma Tattoo. One tree = one tattoo.

‘Thank you for being an awesome Aussie initiative to repair and sustain our environment! We were so happy to discover you to ease the impact of our event and contribute to a great cause. Our hearts are happy thinking of the trees getting planted this winter!’. Good Karma Tattoo.

TREES PLANTED

100

Good Karma Tattoo is a collective based tattoo studio on Awabakal Country, NSW. They live by the intention of creating tattoos with love, intention and devotion, but also hold these values close in all aspects of business and life.

 

At the core of Good Karma Tattoo is an ethos of creative inspiration, professionalism, and devotion to the craft of tattooing. Founded and led by Seb and Estelle, this collective of tattooers prioritises a sustainable and intimate space in which clients can feel safe and relaxed. Illustrative tattooing is all about personal aesthetic and style, and Good Karma Tattoo aims to provide the perfect fit with access to six unique and exceptional tattoo artists.

 

When it came time to plan our first event, it was clear to us we had to find a way to ease the impact of the modern luxury of tattooing on our precious environment.

It was from this intention the idea of ‘one tattoo = one tree’ birthed, and we sought Fifteen Trees to make our contribution. It is so important that we take the responsibility to give back to the land that provides for us, on so many levels.

Thank you for existing, Fifteen Trees and enabling us to give back to Gaia in healthy and loved native trees.

Estelle | Owner | Good Karma Tattoo.

 

The studio is also committed to the environment. On National Tree Day (Sunday 30th July), Good Karma Tattoo held a ‘flash tattoo day’ offering to plant a tree for every person who got a tattoo. In partnership with Fifteen Trees, Good Karma Tattoo committed to plant a total of 100 trees for 48 newly tattooed people in Awabakal Country, Charleston NSW.

 

The trees were planted by Napoleon Enfield Landcare Group, on a huge flood plain at Scotchmans Lead (south of Ballarat) on National Tree Day. Sixty-five enthusiastic individuals from the local community gathered to plant 24 specially chosen local species including River Red gums, Manna gums, various species of wattles and Sheoaks.

 

 

Mother and daughter tree planting team.

 

 

The aim of the planting is to bring back the biodiversity that once occupied the area. With past plantings, native grasses are now flourishing and the presence of previously planted native vegetation is changing the depleted soil into a thriving ecosystem. These new trees and shrubs will grow tall helping to reduce carbon emissions into the future. The planting group are linking this area to the nearby forests and river to give the environment a good chance to grow at its best, despite a changing climate.

 

Sixty-five locals attended National Tree Day at this site.

 

 

 

 

Here at Fifteen Trees, we are always happy to have a chat about the best way to incorporate ‘care of country’ into your organisation. It’s a lovely way to connect with the broader community and reduce some of your company’s environmental impacts. If interested, please contact Colleen at <[email protected]>.

 

Writer: Bronwyn Blaiklock.

 

Bronwyn is a multidisciplinary creative: a poet, a pianist, a reformed perfectionist. She has worked in the creative and education sectors for over 25 years. She also confesses to having an affair with an accordion, but whatever you do, don’t tell the piano. Find Bronwyn here.

 

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