+ I N K With a Cause +

Sacred Pokes aims to be sustainably supportive as possible, for both our patients + the products which support this practice. Contributing in a variety of ways, the goal is to spread as all-encompassing a change as possible. Wholeheartedly, we believe that conscious body ornamentation can create an incredibly impactful evolution for our world.

Our project, Ink With a Cause, has multiple avenues where we use our resources for the betterment of those around us. 

Sustainable Sessions

Firstly, 5% of each complete ceremony session with Sacred Pokes goes to Ink With a Cause, stocking us with eco-safe products for body ornamentation. This process usually produces unnecessary amounts of unhealthy waste, polluting the environment + engaging with systems that destroy our Earth. Ink With a Cause sees to it that otherwise environmentally harmful supplies, instead derive from sustainable sources.

Examples of our choices for providers are those who: can supply us with paperless or recycled disposable towels, disposable nitrile gloves that are biodegradable to be safer for landfills, carbon offset* their shipments, send monetary support of their revenue to communities in need, etc.

Sustainable session IWAC percentages apply only to complete ceremony appointments; this does not include trades, Seasonal Donation Designs, benefit events, + Outreach Sessions.

* (counteracting harmful emissions by funding pollution reduction projects)

Seasonal Design Donations

Another way Ink With a Cause looks ahead to activism, is by donating a percentage of proceeds of select seasonal pre-drawn designs, to higher purposes. Some recipients of these donations include:

  • LifeStraws + portable solar power being directly delivered to those without water or electricity in Puerto Rico
  • The KIND Project (Kids in Need of Defense)
  • The Florence Project 

...among more to come! Please email to see why pieces are available for seasonal IWAC donation. Donation sizes vary for each initiative + will be specified for the particular session.

Outreach Sessions

These specified, lower-cost appointments are available for sliding scale accommodation. Think of it like a partial scholarship. Please email with the subject line stating “OUTREACH SESSION” to inquire if this applies to you; please be patient as there may be a waitlist.

Eligibility for Outreach Sessions is open for:

• Those whose bloodline is part of the diaspora.

• Abuse survivors, or disabled folks.

• Full time artists, caretakers, activists, & organizers.

• People who owed societal reparations due to discrimination, or who have been impoverished.

• Those who are part of the Gender, Romantic, & Sexual Minorities (LGBTQx) communities.

Please e-mail for further details if you are unsure of your eligibility, we would be happy to discuss with you more. For extended information on Outreach Sessions & reformative exchange, click HERE.

Flash days often offer Outreach Sessions all day, so stay tuned for flash sheets! You can get a flash design at any time, they’re typically relatively tiny. If you want something custom or pre-drawn, or for a piercing, please email here to apply.

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The service structure we present allows us to branch out, supporting causes or people that need recognition, uplifting + backing. It also provides us the ability to offer a greener, cleaner process than the average body ornamentation business. For us, this healing work is seen as means to spread that love in a butterfly effect across all we come into contact with.


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