History of Inuit Tatto

Cecile Lyall said she got the zigzags to represent the mountains near her father’s home of Cape Dorset and ‘Y’ shapes to represent the tool for seal hunting. (CBC)
“…The lines on her forehead represent her parents, who have died. The lines on her chin represent her niece, parents and two sisters. “My mom and dad … they’re right there, they’re the centre of me..” Millie Angulalik
“…Traditionally, Inuit women inked their skin to represent something of significance in their lives, from marriage to children or spiritual beliefs. …”





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