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Yolie Light

Words are powerful.


They can be a warm hug or a sharp knife.


Learning to speak to myself in a kind and loving way was a big challenge. And I understand that it can be extemely hard, and even seem impossible when you’re in a dark place.


I know you want to run and hide. I did the same.


I was fortunate to be supported by friends and family during my journey. Among those amazing souls, it was my counsellor Rosie who planted the seed of self-love and showed me the way of self-nurturing.


Though I’m still a work-in-progress, I’m now able to anchor myself with affirmations that speak to me.


“I am safe” for when I feel shaky and uncertain.

“I am enough” for when I doubt my abilities.

“I am worthy” for when I feel inadequate.

“I am strong” for when I am faced with challenges.

“I am grateful” for when I can’t seem to make a change.


For this collection, I drew inspiration from floriography and combined it with the affirmations, in the attempt to bring you hope and light.


May these gentle words be the whispers in your ears when you feel lost, stuck or alone.

The project is also dedicated to I Am Hope. 


I had the joy of meeting Jo and tattooing for her recently. During our session, she mentioned that she works for I Am Hope and shared the organisation’s vision, to which I had an instant connection.


They offer free quality counselling services to the youth in New Zealand and aims to promote positive attitudinal societal change around mental health. It is everything I care about and want to stand behind.


Getting a counselling session through public health system can be a 6 weeks’ wait. And it’s heartbreaking to know that it’d just be too late for many at that stage.


Donations make it possible for young people to access professional help timely. And this could really impact someone’s life, if not save one.


And I want to contribute.


All proceeds from the project will be donated to @iamhope_nz


If you feel connected to any design in the project, please email me to book an appointment. You can find more details on booking below.


If you’re not after a tattoo, you can support the cause by sharing, liking or donating directly to @iamhope_nz


Thank you my dear friend for your time.


May your heart be filled with love and light.


Yours truly,



Project details

Time: 16th Feb 2023

Location: 7th Day Studio, Auckland New Zealand
Pre-bookings are required and limited space available.


How to book: 

Please email me at with the following information:

1. Which design you’d like?

To view designs, please click here
You'll be able to read more about the details on size and placement too. 

2. What is your choice of body placement?

3. Preferred time?

The project will be carried out on 16th Feb 2023. Please let me know if you’d prefer a morning or afternoon session and I’ll try my best to accommodate.

Full payment of the tattoo is required upon booking and it is non-refundable. Any payment made will be donated.

Please note the fundraiser event will be filmed and photographed. Being part of the project means you're comfortable with it. Feel free to discuss more with me through email before booking. 

**This is  for “I am” project only. My general bookings are closed and will open late Feb.

If you have any questions about my booking process or the way I work, please give these two pages a read:


Booking process breakdown 

To learn more about I am hope, please head over to their website:

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