The recent interest surrounding traditional body art has spawned a craze of ritual voodoo tattooing. This class will describe the necessary elements for a tattoo ritual (not necessarily voodoo), as well as traditional symbols from Haitian Voodoo,  Brazilian Candomble, and Cuban Santeria, that are all suitable for use as either temporary henna tattoos or more permanent methods. We will also discuss traditional African ritual use of scarification and branding.