Tupik Mi: Skin-Stitched Tattoo Demo
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 9/12/2015.
2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12
Note: This demonstration will take place at Above the Rest Tattoo located at 916 Ingra St, Anchorage, AK 99501
Tattooing was once common throughout the Arctic, until western religion censured the practice. Now, a growing number of indigenous people from Greenland to Alaska have begun to reevaluate traditional tattooing as a method for connecting and reclaiming culture. In this demonstration, Greenlandic tattoo artist Maya Sialuk Jacobsen uses skin-stitched techniques to tattoo Inupiaq artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum.
Part of the Anchorage Museum's Urban Intervention Series of Polar Lab that aims to empower youth through healthy creative expression.