Lost Traditions
2:00 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

The Woman With The Tattooed Face

Alethea's face bears a traditional Inuit tattoo.
Credit Courtesy/Unikkaat Studios Inc.

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril grew up in Nunavut, one of the most remote places in remote Northern Canada. After going to film school near Toronto, Alethea wanted to reconnect with her Inuit roots. So after studying old photos and talking with countless elders, she made a decision that was simultaneously old-fashioned and radical: She tattooed her face. Hear how her parents reacted.


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