HISTORY OF TATTOOING IN THE ARCTIC by Lars Krutak

Arguably, tattoos provided a nexus between the individual and communally defined forces that shaped Inuit and Yupiget perceptions of existence.. HISTORY OF TATTOOING IN THE ARCTIC Archaeological evidence in the form of a carved human figurine demonstrates that tattooing was practiced as early as 3500 years ago in the Arctic.…

Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

However, a number of brave elders are willing to talk about the tattoos, and the massive and sudden cultural changes that caused their decline.” Tunniit is an intensely personal film. It is about my journey to learn about traditional Inuit women’s face tattoos before getting tattooed myself.…

Between the Lines Uphere Magazine

As a little girl, Ellen Ittunga loved to trace the grey lines in her grandmother’s upper arms. From the top of her shoulder, she’d start with a line of vertical notches curving around the joint, rising from a flat, double line. Those notches made her think of the flames of the qulliq, the seal oil lamp.Tracing the controversial history and recent revival of Inuit facial tattoos…

Discover ideas about Native American Tattoos

Inuit mother with traditional Amauti baby carrier, Greenland the Amautik is a baby carrier and coat all-in-one. The traditional coat of the Canadian Inuit people. Inuit woman carries baby in her amauti, a babywearing coat. Made of caribou skin the baby sits in a pouch up against the mother's back.…