Archive for the ‘ Modern Tattooing ’ Category

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 […]


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 […]


Warriors Off the Rez: Aboriginal Gangs in Winnipeg Vice News

23rd September 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is another short piece I watched some time ago that I knew I had to share, it speaks about the struggle of young urban Indigenous youth with who they are. I will add a link to the YouTube video and a article written by Indiancountry todaymedianetwork.com. It shows some of the tattoos which these […]


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 […]


Eligh & Amp Live – Tattoo Song

6th November 2011 | 0 Comments

Another Tattoo Music Video.


“Weird Al” Yankovic performing Another Tattoo (Parody of “Nothin’ On You”

6th November 2011 | 0 Comments

Haha, this one brings me back to my youth, good ol Weird Al’ Yankovic. Just thought you might need a laugh.


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 […]


Appropriation

27th October 2011 | 0 Comments

In the Hangover Part 2 one of the main characters Stu wakes up with a tattoo on his face resembling the one on the face of Ex Boxing Champ Mike Tyson. The American tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill claimed that the tattoo presented in the movie was so close to the one he tattooed on Tyson […]


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 […]