Exploring Indigenous tattooing traditions around the world, the tools and techniques and the symbols and traditions that shape their tattooing art.
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G, Born and raised in Regina Saskatchewan, Stacey Fayant is of Metis and Cree descent. Growing up, Stacey had to face a lot of issues within her own home, racism, poverty, violence, and alcoho
G, Lianna Spence is a 38-year-old Tsishiam multi-talented artist from Prince Rupert, in Northwestern British Columbia. She was raised by her great grandparents in the nearby Tsimshian communit
G, Western Samoa is one of the few places on the planet where traditional tattooing continued unimpeded through the colonial era. Sua Peter Sulu’ape is a contemporary master of the craft.
G, Toby Sicks believes in his Metis heritage and Indigenous identity and his philosophy; his tattoos and his studio reflect just that.
G, A shaman named Aman Jepri gives an apprentice the markings that will complete his initiation into Mentawai shamanism.
G, The Samson Cree Nation is one of four communities known collectively as Maskwacis in Central Alberta. It’s where Nehiyaw/Anishinaabe artist Heather Kiskihkoman grew up and still calls home.
G, Métis artist Amy Malbeuf’s insatiable appetite for new creative outlets has led her to work in many artistic fields, including traditional Indigenous tattooing.
G, Kanien’kehá:ka artist Keith Callihoo keeps his relationship to the land and to his ancestors’ stories from the Michel First Nation alive through his artwork and tattoo practice.
G, Isaac Weber, also known as Odinamaad Turning Wind, is Créole from the Cape Verde Islands (West African Atlantic Islands) and Anishnawbek from Inlet First Nations.
G, Danika Nacarrella is from the Nuxalk Nation in Bella Coola, B.C. She was officially adopted into the Nation at birth, but she has been making her mark in the community by working with the y
G, In the urban city of Gold Coast, Australia, there’s a solar powered and eco-conscious tattoo studio. This same building is the home of the Duley family. Turumakina has been part of the Māor
G, Kanahus Manuel hails from the Secwepmc Nation (the land of the spilling waters), which is located in Southern B.C., a vast land base that consists of 180 thousand square kilometers of unced