For nearly twenty years, I have been on a mission to document the vanishing world of Indigenous tattooing culture. From Borneo to Benin, India to Indonesia and seemingly all places in between, my research explores these ancient human traditions revealing how this language of the skin exposes individual desires and fears as well as cultural values and ancestral ties that were written the body for all to see.

On September 26, 2015, I was invited to share my thoughts and concerns about tribal tattooing at the TEDxYYC event in Calgary, Canada. Please click on the video below or visit this link to watch the lecture.