Archive for the ‘ Tattooing by Hand ’ Category

Skin Stitch or Sewing Tattooing

20th August 2015 | 0 Comments

The art of skin stitch tattooing is one my ancestors practiced for generations and it is coming back to life one stitch at a time, here is a short video documenting me sewing a tattoo on a friend of mine Cody. Enjoy and stay tuned for more videos and more posts.


Lar Krutak’s TED Talk, “The Cultural Heritage of Tattooing.”

13th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Check out Lars’s TED Talk, he does an amazing job outlining the importance of Indigenous tattoo knowledge and the need to document your nations tattooing practices. I am honoured to have been mentioned during this presentation and am thankful for the work that he has done and continues to do. Enjoy!


Skin Stitch Tattooing Kristine Wilson, the revival of Nlaka’pamux traditional tattooing!

12th August 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the greatest gifts I have been given by the creator is the gift of tattooing, and with that gift I also have a responsibility to share it. This is a video documenting the revival of Nlaka’pamux skin stitch tattooing. The top design incorporates an earth line and trees, and the lower design is […]


Skin Stitch and Hand Poke Tattooing Peter Morin

27th March 2015 | 0 Comments

Another video of skin stitch and hand poke tattooing done on Peter Morin this past summer, the revival of Indigenous tattooing.


Hand Poke Indigenous Tattoo on Cheryl L’Hirondelle

19th March 2015 | 0 Comments

Here is a short video I edited of the video captured during a hand poke tattoo session with my friend Cheryl L’Hirondelle the beautiful singing was recorded during the process of this tattoo, it was amazing to hear Cheryl sing as we tattooed. I would like to thank my friend Jordan Bennett for taking the […]


Indigenous Ink Documentary

26th January 2015 | 0 Comments

I have finally finished editing my short documentary Indigenous Ink, I created this in one of my classes, in it I talk with friends and family about their tattoos, sometimes while we are in the process of tattooing. I plan on doing a few more of these type of projects in the future.  Enjoy Indigenous […]


Teaser Trailer for my mini Documentary Indigenous Ink

19th September 2014 | 0 Comments

I am just starting to update this blog with some of the work I have been doing since I started my masters degree at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. This is a teaser trailer for a mini doc I produced as part of the class “Digital Filmmaking for activists and scholars”. It was the […]


The Rebirth of Nlaka’pamux Tattooing

20th July 2012 | 1 Comment

These are pictures of me hand tattooing my first Nlaka’pamux hand tattoo on someone other than myself, this is so awesome. The tattoo design was inspired by the pictographs of the Stein Valley which i will be visiting next week and photographing as many pictographs as possible. The photos were taken by Wes Wilson who does weddings […]


Aleut Woman with Facial Tattoos

12th May 2012 | 0 Comments

Another Piece done by John Weber as part of Captain Cooks explorations, this one is of a Aleut woman with Facial Tattoos.


The Journey Begins

1st May 2012 | 0 Comments

As I begin this new leg of my journey I figured the best place to start is by reflection, a brief look at my journey into my studies at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan in Indigenous studies. Why this project? Why this subject? What is my connection to it, and why is it important? My […]