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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Indoneisia - Aman Jepri

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

  • 2018-10-20T02:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-20T06:30:00-07:00
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British Columbia - Dion Kaszas

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

  • 2018-10-23T02:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-23T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-25T02:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-27T02:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-27T06:30:00-07:00
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Samoa - Peter Sulua'pe

Western Samoa is one of the few places on the planet where traditional tattooing continued unimpeded through the colonial era.

  • 2018-10-30T02:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-30T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-11-01T02:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-11-03T02:30:00-07:00
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Newfoundland - Jordan Bennet

Jordan Bennett is an artist of Mi'kmaq descent whose work blends pop culture and traditional teachings into work that connects the past, the present and the future.

  • 2018-11-06T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-11-06T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-11-08T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-11-08T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-11-10T01:30:00-08:00
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Hawaii - Keone Nunes

If Keone Nunes had never picked up the tools and answered the call to master of kakau, there would likely be no traditional tattooing in Hawaii today.

  • 2018-11-13T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-11-15T01:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-11-15T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2018-11-17T01:30:00-08:00
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