"This is something our people had done for thousands of years, and then all of a sudden, it's just gone," said Chythlook, who is Gwich'in. In light of that history, she considers her dreams of the tattoos "an ancestral memory, something telling me that this is where I was meant to be." These tattoos were traditionally inscribed on women's skin by women's hands to commemorate various achievements and points in a woman's life, such as one's first menstrual period, the mastery of a new skill and childbirth. But as Western colonisation swept Alaska in the 19th and 20th centuries, including the establishment of boarding schools where indigenous languages would not be spoken, many Alaska natives were prohibited from practising the rituals that had bound them to one another. Tattooing was one of those traditions. In the past decade, women in Alaska and other areas of the circumpolar north have been working to revitalise the tattooing tradition. For them it is a response to the … [Read more...] about In a celebration of cultural resilience, Alaskan women are reclaiming their tattoos
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Pyrex tattoos are now the latest ink trend for kitchen lovers and foodies. (iStock) Proving that everything old is new again, Pyrex tattoos are now the latest ink trend for kitchen lovers and foodies. The classic cookware brand, maker of everything from mixing bowls to sturdy food storage containers, is known for its iconic patterns, which some vintage cookware fans have chosen to get permanently inked onto their skin. Corning Glass Works released its first Pyrex products in 1915, and in the 103 years since, generations of families have used them for cooking and baking. Now Pyrex’s signature designs have taken on a new life as many tattoo fans have chosen to celebrate them in a very personal way. A post shared by Becky Matheson (@beckz_m) on Oct 4, 2015 at 7:39am PDT Becky Matheson, 36, a tattoo artist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and owner of Wanderlust Tattoo Halifax, got a tattoo of a hen sitting in a Pyrex teacup three years ago from Alicia of Rolling Sea … [Read more...] about Pyrex tattoos are latest foodie trend
Keith Matheny Detroit Free Press Published 2:19 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 Patricia Lay-Dorsey, 76, smiled from the scooter she uses for mobility due to her multiple sclerosis, as Caryl Cunninghams ink-dipped needles stung her skin in rapid succession. Lay-Dorsey, a Grosse Pointe resident known locally as "Grandma Techno" for her frequent attendance of electronic music festivals, was getting her third and fourth tattoos, at the Second Annual Detroit Summer Tattoo Expo at the Renaissance Center. Lay-Dorsey, an artist and photographer, got her first tattoo at age 64 — she said she saw young people at the music festivals with beautiful tattoos, and decided she wanted one too. All of her tattoos have a deep meaning for her: an Earth for our human unity; an origami peace crane for peace and remembrance of the suffering of war; and today a fish fly to celebrate her health bounce-back at the time fish flies were hatching, and a luna moth, in remembrance of a fallen friend. … [Read more...] about Detroit Tattoo Expo celebrates unique body of art
Tammy Paolino Cherry Hill Courier-Post Published 10:36 p.m. UTC Aug 12, 2018 Marcello De Feo is busy putting the finishing touches on Valente’s Italian Specialties in Kings Court in Haddonfield, before a soft launch set for Thursday. Those finishing touches include things like hiring a cheese expert to curate his offerings and a master pizza maker to create bread and pizza dough. More: This long-running Italian festival is moving to South Jersey More: Tony Luke Jr. launches hot dogs shaped like hamburgers More: Cherry Hill Restaurant Week is ideal time to try a new place and save The Haddonfield resident is a senior web developer, husband, dad, classical guitarist and music writer. He launched Valente’s Italian Specialties almost two years ago at area farmer’s markets. He did it, he says, with lots of support from his wife Carrie De Feo ; daughter Liliana, 10, and Nino 8, as well as his father, a retired accountant in Cherry Hill, and his siblings. The … [Read more...] about Say cheese! Valente’s Italian Specialties ready to open doors in Haddonfield