HISTORY OF TATTOOING IN THE ARCTIC by Lars Krutak

There seems to have been no widely distributed tattoo design among Eskimo women, although chin stripes (tamlughun) were more commonly found than any other. Chin stripes served multiple purposes in social contexts. Most notably, they were tattooed on the chin as part of the ritual of social maturity, a signal to men that a woman had reached puberty.…

Agnes Hailstone Wiki: Tattoo Meaning, First Husband ...

May 02, 2017 · Agnes Hailstone tattoo meaning: What the tattoo on Agnes’s chin stands for? Chin “stripes” are often stripes are tattooed as part of the ritual of maturity in Eskimo women, a signal that a woman has reached puberty. It was believed thin lines indicate that the girl does not laugh and fool around too much, and is serious and hard working.…

Aprill : Inuit Tattooing

Oct 11, 2012 · There seems to have been no widely distributed tattoo design among Eskimo women, although chin patterns or "stripes" were more commonly found than any other. Chin stripes served multiple purposes in social contexts.…

Tattoo History - Arctic / Alaskan Tattoos - History of ...

There seems to have been no widely distributed tattoo design among Eskimo women, although chin stripes (tamlughun) were commonly found than any other. Chin stripes served multiple purposes in social contexts. Most notably, they were tattooed on the chin as part of the ritual of social maturity, a signal to men that a woman had reached puberty.…