skindigenous

"Skindigenous" is a series of 13 half-hour documentaries on the art of tattooing as practiced by indigenous peoples around the world. Each episode dives into a unique indigenous culture to discover the tools and techniques, and the symbols and traditions that shape their tattooing art. The art of the tattoo becomes a lens for exploring some of the planet's oldest cultures and their unique perspectives on life, identity, and the natural world.

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Philippines - Wang Od Oggay and Grace Palica

From a remote mountain village in the Northern Philippines, Wang Od Oggay carries on the tattooing tradition of her ancestors, offering those who come to her the sacred markings that were once reserved for the women and warriors of the Kalinga people.

  • 2020-04-05T11:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Alberta - Amy Malbeuf

Metis artist Amy Malbeuf's insatiable appetite for new creative outlets has led her to work in many artistic fields, including traditional Indigenous tattooing.

  • 2020-04-12T11:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Indoneisia - Aman Jepri

The Mentawai people inhabit a group of islands west of Sumatra, in Indonesia.

  • 2020-04-19T11:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

British Columbia - Dion Kaszas

Dion Kaszas is an artist and scholar of mixed heritage who feels a strong connection to his Interior Salish roots.

  • 2020-04-26T11:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD