Marjorie Tahbone isn’t your typical tattoo artist. She’s trying to revitalize the ancient art of traditional Inuit tattooing, which her ancestors practiced for thousands of years until colonial missionaries arrived and the custom began to die out. In the Great Big Story’s video above, you can learn how Tahbone creates her colorful designs, and why they're so significant to her culture.

[h/t Great Big Story]

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