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Native America Calling: New respect for traditional Indigenous tattoos
Thursday, October 5, 2023

New respect for traditional Indigenous tattoos
Basket designs, rug patterns, tribal images, and corn illustrations are all among the graphics many Indigenous tattoo wearers display.

Some traditional images date back to tribal origin stories. Tribal members are embracing a revival of tattoo images handed down through the generations—some were all but lost because the practice fell out of fashion.

Join Native America Calling to hear about how Indigenous tattoo artists are reviving and perfecting their tattoo traditions.

Guests on Native America Calling
Shay Milford (Navajo), founding member of the Indigenous Tattoo and Music Fest and owner of Transcend Art Collective, an Indigenous owned and operated tattoo studio in Arizona

Olivia Morgan (citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and descendent of Chickasaw Nation), co-host of the Inchunwa podcast

Faithlyn Seawright (Chickasaw and Choctaw), member of the board of directors for the Inchunwa podcast

Hotvlkuce Harjo (Muscogee Creek), multidisciplinary artist

Holly Nordlum (Inupiaq), artist, tattooer, and activist

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