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Behind the Inuit tattoo revival: Once banned, now the ancient markings are making a comeback

National Post | April 05, 2021

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Nunavut tattoo artist Jana Angulalik writes "I am one of many Inuit women proudly carrying on the tradition of wearing kakiniit, or traditional Inuit tattoos, across Inuit Nunangat." A tradition that had previously been banned, it is now undergoing a resurgence through initiatives such as the Tattoo Revitalization Project. 

Angulalik's discusses her tattoos, the practice of traditional Inuit markings, and provides tips on how to ask someone about their tattoos here:


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