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The Rising Man Podcast

Welcome to “The Rising Man Podcast,” a platform where amazing men from all walks of life come to share their personal stories about the journey from boy to man, the challenges, triumphs, and insights they’ve experienced, and what they’ve learned along the way. Here we dive deep into masculine culture to identify what it really means to be a man in the modern world and to extract tips and tools to help EVERY man rise into greatness and become the man he is destined to be.

Jun 18, 2020

“Your needs must be met BEFORE you can be of SERVICE”

Mark Nara has masterfully woven his tattoo artistry skills with indigenous story telling principles. This combination has potent power in remodeling stories of self and aiding with authentic self expression. In this episode we talk about integrating and designing tattoos, navigating fears about your appearance, and the healing potential of tattoo and body art.  

Topics Explored:

  • What role does tattoo and body art play in masculinity and self imaging?
  • Why your needs must be met BEFORE you can be of service
  • Why every marking on your skin contains information
  • Can tattoos be a healing practice?
  • Perspectives and history into indigenous and ancient practices surrounding tattoos
  • How Polynesian cultures use tattoos as navigational aids to their lives
  • What does it mean to integrate a tattoo?
  • How to walk the line between confidant expression and vain flaunting
  • How to navigate the fears about how others will perceive your tattoos
  • Why covering up and transforming existing tattoos can be powerful shifts
  • How to reconcile with old tattoos that don’t reflect our current circumstances


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