Altar has been created as a sacred and safe environment for the creative expression of ourselves through tattooing, the healing and grounding of our energies through Reiki and the expansion of our consciousness through meditation. It is a sacred space supporting our spiritual and creative well being with the intention of providing tools to generate expanded consciousness and inner peace.

The interconnectivity of tattooing and Reiki is apparent as both can promote a shift in ones energy towards higher truth. Both practices embrace the sacred role of shaman or healer in their highest form. Each individual is equipped and able to manifest ones heart’s desires, knowing you have all you need within. As a space, Altar promotes growth, healing and transformation and seeks only to offer assistance on the path towards light.



April Cornell: Tattoo Artist


April is an accomplished and visionary tattoo artist. She began tattooing in 2009 under the guidance of her husband Jeff Cornell at their shop Hidden Hand Tattoo in Seattle, WA.

April specializes in precision graphic designs, sacred geometry, custom mandalas, and mhendi inspired illustrations. April also enjoys tattooing flora, fauna, spiritual and alchemical designs.

April also commits to a practice of meditation and spiritual learning. In 2014 April became a certified Reiki Master and a Mesa carrier in 2017.

In her new home at Altar, April is expanding her services to encompass both Tattooing, Reiki and Shamanic healing. She also offers Reiki as an auxiliary to her tattooing to create a more expansive experience for her clients.