Tlingit Tattoo

Tlingit Tattoo

“That is a big difference I think in looking at the revival of any sort of cultural practice, is it takes a lot of courage to do it, and then maintain and uphold it. ”

Tlingit tattoo artist reclaims power, poke by poke, through healing ‘beauty marks’

When I set out to tell this story, I knew it would be important. As a young, fair complexioned Tlingit [KLING-khit] woman who struggles with claiming her own roots and cultural identity, I knew that I would be entering a sensitive arena touching close to home.

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