P H O T O G R A P H Y
Inuit Tattoo Revitalization
During the times of Residential Schools and Missionaries being introduced to the Inuit, the art of traditional tattooing was forbidden leaving this beautiful part of our culture to almost disappear.
Through this amazing project Inuit women are reclaiming this and are refusing to let this part of our culture die.
So far we have visited Kugluktok, Nunavuat and Ulukhakvik, N.W.T with more projects up and coming.
For more info or if you'd like to follow this project, check it out on Facebook at Inuit Tattoo Revitalization Project.
Keep your eyes out in the fall of 2017 for the upcoming book, "Reawakening Our Ancestor's Lines"
The vision for the Inuit Tattoo Revitalization Project came from my dear friend, Hovak Johnston.
Hovak has taken it upon herself to personally learn all the methods of tattooing (poke and stick, stitching and tattoo gun) to be sure that the practice of tattooing is not close to being lost again in our culture.