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.
Archive for the ‘ Tattooing by Hand ’ Category
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!
Filed under: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Facial Tattooing, Identity, Inuit Tattooing, Lars Krutak, Nlaka'pamux (Thompson Indian) Tattooing, Skin Stitch Tattooing, St Lawrence Island, Tattoo Revival, Tattooing by Hand, Video
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Filed under: Decolonization, Hawaiin Tattooing, Identity, Keone Nunes, L. Frank Manriquez, Lars Krutak, Modern Tattooing, Nlaka'pamux (Thompson Indian) Tattooing, Syilx (Okanagan) People, Tattoo Revival, Tattooing by Hand, Video
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 […]
Filed under: Decolonization, Identity, Keone Nunes, L. Frank Manriquez, Lars Krutak, Media, Modern Tattooing, Nlaka'pamux (Thompson Indian) Tattooing, Polynesian Tattooing, Rock Art (Pictograph Research), Samoan Tattooing, Tattoo Music Videos, Tattoo Revival, Tattooing by Hand, Video
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 […]
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 […]