After much weeping and gnashing of teeth trying to get paperwork filled out and right, so as to have my trip next week approved I became a little obsessed with my archival research and almost didn’t stop staring into the computer monitor. I have updated the website and found many new examples of Inuit and [...]
Archive for the ‘ Inuit Tattooing ’ Category
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 [...]
As I was researching online the other day I found these amazing photos taken in 1937 by the Photographer Donald B. Marsh. They Were taken at Eskimo Point, N.W.T., [Arviat (formerly Eskimo Point), Nunavut] and I found them at the Canadian Library and Archive. I found some other also at the Canadian Library and Archive, these are [...]
This is the article which brought me to the connection with the Inuit and Northern peoples, which brought me to find Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and her documentary. This article shows some Nlaka’ pamux facial tattoos, which are accounted in “Tattooing and Face and Body Painting of the Thompson Indians British Columbia” by James Teit. http://www.larskrutak.com/articles/Thread_Needle/index.html
Here is an article by the tattoo anthropologist Lars Krutak, it is concerning the skin stitch tattoos of the Indigenous peoples of the Arctic. http://www.larskrutak.com/articles/Arctic/index.html You can check him and his work out at http://www.larskrutak.com
The first time I seen this I was amazed and now even more so now that I am connected with it in such an intimate way. Watch as Colin tattoos a Nordic design with a needle and thread as my ancestors would have. I can’t wait to get a tattooed like this.
When I began this journey in my Indigenous historical Perspectives class, near the end of my research I came across the work and journey of Alethea Arnaquq-Baril who has created the documentary “Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos”. When I found out about her documentary and journey it was exciting to see others are beginning the same journey [...]