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Skindigenous

Description

A documentary series exploring Indigenous tattooing traditions around the world. Each episode dives into a unique Indigenous culture to discover the tools and techniques, the symbols and traditions that shape their tattooing art. In this series, the art of tattoo becomes a lens for exploring some of the planet's oldest cultures and their unique perspectives on life, identity, and the natural world.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Samoa: Peter Sulua'pe

    The Sulu'apes carry on a sacred practice whose origins lie in legend. They are one of only two Samoan families who are authorized by tradition to create tattoos in accordance with ancient custom. (30 minutes)

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  • Alberta: Amy Malbeuf

    Amy practices the traditional tattooing methods developed by her ancestors, specifically the skin stitch technique of using a needle and thread to weave designs into the skin. (30 minutes)

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  • Newfoundland: Jordan Bennett

    Jordan Bennet plays a role in the reemergence of Indigenous culture on the East Coast of Canada. (30 minutes)

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  • Indonesia: Aman Jepri

    A shaman named Aman Jepri gives an apprentice the markings that will complete his initiation into Mentawai shamanism. (30 minutes)

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