Archive for the ‘ St Lawrence Island ’ Category

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!

Living Connections, Yupik Tattooing Today

5th January 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

The Last Tattoos of St Lawrence Island, Lars krutak

6th November 2011 | 0 Comments

This is another article about the tradition of  skin stitch tattooing among the Indigenous peoples of St Lawrence Island. At the end of this article he talks about the dying tradition, check out my next post and see it being revived.

Many Stitches for life: The Antiquity of Thread and Needle Tattooing, Lark Krutak

6th November 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

Tattoos of the Hunter-Gatherers of the Arctic, Lars Krutak

6th November 2011 | 0 Comments

Here is an article by the tattoo anthropologist Lars Krutak, it is concerning the skin stitch tattoos of the Indigenous peoples of the Arctic. You can check him and his work out at