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 [...]
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As I was thumbing through Colin Dale’s Facebook page I found this exciting article that was posted on one of my favorite tattoo blogs www.needlesandsins.com it is from the Anchorage Daily News which Features Yaari Kingeekuk and her beautiful ancestral tattoos. Check the article out here http://www.adn.com/2011/04/02/1788951/savoonga-artist-to-explore-traditional.html She tells of her life in this beautiful video clip [...]
This is another article about the tradition of skin stitch tattooing among the Indigenous peoples of St Lawrence Island. http://www.larskrutak.com/articles/Last_Tattoos_SLI/index.html At the end of this article he talks about the dying tradition, check out my next post and see it being revived.
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