What are pips? Derived from the word for 'seed,' the term pip here refers to the countable symbols found on playing cards, dice, and dominoes.
Pip spangles are small ornaments designed from playing card pips. Placed strategically to create focus for the wearer, the symbolism is flexible and potent. Cartomancy is a form of divination which emerged from game play. The designs are pre-drawn and are easily modified to suit the collector.
The collaborative nature of determining placement and harmonious shapes echoes the communion of game play. These tattoos are a joy to create, are easy to fit into my schedule, and are a cool way to connect with magic.
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