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.

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Prince Ruppert - Nakkita Trimble

As the only living tattoo artist from the Nisga'a Nation, Nakkita Trimble hopes to revive the traditional process of tattooing known as gihlee'e.

  • 2018-12-15T01:30:00-08:00
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Mexico - Samuel Olman

The ancient city of Palenque was once a hub of Mayan civilization. For centuries after its decline, it lay hidden under layers of tropical vegetation, until modern archaeologists peeled back the jungle to reveal it to the world in the last century.

  • 2018-12-18T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-18T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-20T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-20T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-22T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-22T05:30:00-08:00
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Toronto - Jay Soule

Jay Soule is a multidisciplinary artist known as "Chippewar" in the Indigenous community. His internationally-recognized work expresses much of the angst of today's Indigenous population in Canada.

  • 2018-12-25T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-27T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-27T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-29T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-29T05:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2019-01-03T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-03T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-05T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-05T05:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2019-01-08T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-08T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-10T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-10T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-12T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-12T05:30:00-08:00
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