Nlaka’pamux Skin Stitch and Hand Tattooing

After much research and alot of planning, I finally decided to begin practicing my traditional hand tattooing techniques. Here are the pictures of my first pieces, the skin stitch is four parallel lines which according to James Teit meant that the wearer was courageous, and then I tattooed three diamond shapes that represent lakes Witt there shores.

First shot at skin stitch tattooing

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