Charlotte Church got her first tattoo at age 37 and called it a ‘life-changing’ experience.
On Tuesday, the singer took to Instagram and shared a photo of herself getting the ink in a tattoo studio.
The hitmaker did not reveal the finished product, but she appeared to be getting the tattoo on her right wrist.
Charlotte looked stunning in the snap, where she donned an orange and white patterned dress with a v-neckline.
Letting her brunette locks fall down her shoulders, she added to her look with a gold necklace.
Alongside the post, Charlotte wrote: ‘Having my first ever tattoos a couple of weeks ago was a life-changing experience!
‘Shoutout to @aimeecornwelltattoo for her wonderful work.’
It comes after Charlotte spoke candidly about the ‘hardcore’ renovation of her £1.5million wellness retreat in Wales and her plans for the project.
The star finally opened her green retreat last month after overcoming building problems and winning a series of planning battles to transform the property.
She has transformed the former home of Laura Ashley in the Elan Valley into a well-being retreat, complete with a ‘womb room’ and vagina-shaped showers.
Now Charlotte has spoken about transforming the house and her plans for the retreat, and she has finally opened the doors.
Speaking on the latest episode of Nick Grimshaw and Angela Hartnett’s Dish podcast, Charlotte shared how she turned the property into a ‘green retreat’.’She explained how the retreat, called The Dreaming, sources power from a hydro mill and has a water source heat pump to provide hot water.
She said of the site: ‘We’re flanked by two waterfalls, either side. One has a hydro mill, so we get a lot of our power from the hydro mill in the Elan Valley, which is situated in the Cambrian Mountains.
‘And it’s just like, oh, it’s so beautiful. I love it so much. I’ve been renovating for the last two years, which was hardcore. But amazing.
‘Like, I got just to be creative and just put all of my creativity into something so different to, you know, music or anything that I would generally think I was creative at, I suppose.’
Charlotte spoke about her role at The Dreaming, saying she plans to work as a ‘sound healer,’ which involves ‘singing to the land.’
The former pop star said: ‘I’m a sound healer now, so I’m doing stuff at The Dreaming, which is really about pulling out the strands of how sound can be used for healing, how voice can be used for healing.’
‘I wanna sort of try and meld this idea of music and healing, and voice and healing, with that joy and ecstasy,’ she added.
Speaking about what people can expect when coming to the retreat, Charlotte said people and ‘pick and choose’ which activities they do to discover what their bodies need.
She said, ‘Everything’s supposed to be very much that you. It’s like a buffet. You pick and choose. When you come here, you drop into your body and start feeling out. What does your body need? What do I want to do?
‘Some people need total radical rest because their nervous systems are burnt out. For other people, they need to go and explore, be captivated by nature, and almost return to that childlike wonder and awe.
‘So, it’s nature connection, sound healing – I’m a practitioner there, and I go and make arduous journeys and sing to the land.
‘And then, the third pillar of it is a ceremony in terms of like rituals and ways of being, living close to the land, and seasonally.’
Touching on why she set up the retreat, Charlotte said she had been an activist for years and wanted to channel her ‘values’ into her work projects.
She said: ‘I care about the future and the future of the planet, you know, I think that we can turn things around, and so I wanted to be involved in projects, and I wanted to start projects, which was living my values really, and living my activism.
‘We’ve got a water source heat pump, and we’ve got the hydro mill, and we’re going to have a vast food growing project.
‘So this year we’ll have about an acre, an acre and a half of land to grow food, and then, In the next two or three years, that’s gonna grow to three or four acres.’
As well as her plans for a food-growing project, Charlotte said she could forage in the 80,000 acres of forest surrounding The Dreaming.
The Voice Of An Angel hitmaker said she had priced the retreat on a ‘sliding scale’ so it is not too far from people’s price ranges.
She said: ‘We’ve got a sliding scale price range and a pay-what-you-can system. So that on every retreat, there’s a pay-what-you-can space because I – you know, everybody’s struggling, so I want us to make sure that we’re not too bougie.’
Breaks start from £450 for three days, but ‘to allow access for people of all means, The Dreaming offers a “pay what you can” space every three-day retreat.’
Charlotte owns The Dreaming, situated in the Elan Valley in Cwmdauddwr, Powys, and was once owned by fashion legend Laura Ashley.
To open the lavish retreat, Charlotte overcame a series of planning battles and building problems.
Environmental and planning bigwigs expressed particular concerns about her plans for treating and disposing of waste from four proposed log cabins, with the ecology department of the local council warning of the deficiencies of many ‘private sewage treatment systems.’
In addition, her local council opposed the retreat plans last December, who feared it could cause an ‘unacceptable risk’ to drivers.
A spokesperson said of the resort: ‘The Dreaming offers an escape from the complexity of modern life, connecting people back to the land, to themselves, and their journeys.’
The property’s makeover into a green retreat was turned into a documentary series on the Discovery Channel – and is finally open for guests.
The retreats are three days and occur at the weekend (The Journeyer) and mid-week (The Nurturer). During the stay, guests are offered a wide selection of well-being activities.
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