Santa Muerte tattoos are one of the most intimate forms of offering, they are Death in the flesh. For devotees, they are deeply spiritual. As Mariposa describes, among other things, they proffer protection from danger, and create a deeper psychic bond with Santa Muerte. Tattoos are for life, and Santa Muerte is in the skin of devoted until they are in their grave, united once and for all with Death herself.
“Pidan con todo su fe a la Santa Muerte”: Arely y el Aniversario de Agosto de la Santa Muerte, Queens, Nueva York, 2022
Los días 26 y 27 de agosto en Queens, Nueva York, Arely Vázquez, lidera trans y pionera de Santa Muerte Estados Unidos, realizará una gran fiesta en Nueva York en honor a la Santa Muerte. Todos los devotos y aquellos interesados en la Santa Muerte son bienvenidos.
Santa Muerte Spared Our Lives but Our Walls and Roofs Were Blown Out by Hurricane Agatha. Please help Granny Rebuild her chapel and home!
Wrecked by the Hurricane, Santa Muerte's chapel still stands in Oaxaca where its founder, Granny, says Santa Muerte saved her. Please help them rebuild with your kind donations. Thanks
Death Has Shown Her Face: A Santa Muerte Seer Lifts the Veil
*names and details are changed in this article, for the safety and privacy of those concerned, no faces are shown in any photo apart from Yelha's who gave me permission to share her photos and even kindly sent me some of herself* - dedicated to the brave and resilient people of Oaxaca All images, content … Continue reading Death Has Shown Her Face: A Santa Muerte Seer Lifts the Veil
Santa Muerte Saved Me from Death at Sea: A Fisherman’s Tale of Sharks and Killer Whales
The story of the Santa Muerte shrine in rural Oaxaca is deeply intertwined with the sea and the fates of fishermen who brave sharks, killer whales, sea snakes, storms and wild winds, as this article details.
Viral Video on Santa Muerte written by one of our Editors
A wonderful summary about Santa Muerte and history of the faith with some new and cutting edge research at the end!
Seeking Suicide, Death Gave Me Life: a Santa Muerte Devotee in Texas
A female devotee describes how she found light in the darkness after being saved from suicide by la Niña Blanca.
Devoting Myself to Death on Day of the Dead: a Santa Muerte Devotee in Rural Oaxaca
Abby describes how she watched, initially a non-believer herself, as her family and the whole community came together to care for a statue of Santa Muerte during a hurricane and eventually built a large chapel that would come to house many statues where la Santa would be celebrated on Day of the Dead and Abby would come to realise she was devoted to death.
Soraya, Santa and Satan: Devotion to Death and the Demon in Hidalgo, Mexico
In the state of Hidalgo resides a witch, Soraya Arredondo, who works with Death and Demon to deliver healing to everyone from babies to sex-workers.
Santa Muerte of Health and Wealth – Photo-Essay from the Cancun Temple of the Skeleton Saint
Cancun, Mexico's premier tourist destination, might be one of the last places one would imagine to have Santa Muerte temples and myriad devotees.