Archive for the ‘ Cultural Capital ’ Category

Living Connections, Yupik Tattooing Today

5th January 2012 | 0 Comments

I previously posted an article about the story of Yaari Kingeekuk a Yupik artist who lives and works in Alaska as a cultural teacher and educator, and who is embodying her culture with traditional tattoos. I have gained her permission to post a few photos of her. Another Indigenous person in the process engaging the hegemonic ideal of beauty by tattooing […]

Mohawk and MahicanTattooing (Iroquois)

4th January 2012 | 0 Comments

While searching the Canada Archives website I found these amazing paintings by John Verelst, the first painting is entitled. Sagayenkwaraton (baptized Brant). Named Sa Ga Yeath Qua Pieth Tow, King of the Maquas (Mohawk)  It depicts a Mohawk King with an amazing example of the rich history of Tattooing in North America among its Indigenous peoples. […]

Cold Warps, Stupid Tattoos Music Video

5th November 2011 | 0 Comments

This post has nothing to do with Indigenous Tattooing but everything to do with Modern Tattooing, when I seen it I had to post it. I have begun to realize the other day that to deny that portion of me that is not at all Indigenous, the portion that comes from being brought up in an Indigenous diaspora, predominately in […]

Keone Nunes Hawaiian Tattooing

5th November 2011 | 0 Comments

One name I have always been amazed about and followed wherever I could find anything about has been Keone Nunes, I have read numerous articles and watched many documentaries which have featured him. I am amazed and humbled by his grace and presence. I look forward to one day meeting and talking to him about his tattooing […]


28th October 2011 | 0 Comments

As I begin to think about applying the designs of my ancestors, I have come upon the question of how to apply the tattoo? People may question the authenticity of a historical tattoo if it is applied in a non traditional way, in the beginning I intend to apply the tattoos with an electromagnetic tattoo […]

Cultural Capital

21st September 2011 | 0 Comments

I started my journey into Nlaka’pamux tattooing when I found a little publication in a tattoo shop waiting area around 2006. It blew my mind to think that my ancestors had practiced tattooing, something that was dear to me at that time and even more dear to me now that I am completing my tattoo […]