Tracing back more than 2,000 years to the Pacific Islands, tattoo is an ancient art form that began as a rite of passage for Polynesians and has become a form of expression for people worldwide. Featuring traditional tattooing ceremonies, compelling interviews, and a breathtaking collection of tattoo body art, Skin Stories traces the roots of tattoo, highlighting individual stories and the evolution of cultural traditions in the Pacific.
Program Length: 57 minutes
Production Staff: Producers: Emiko Omori and Lisa Altieri; Director: Emiko Omori
Production Company: KPBS San Diego
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Public Broadcast Release: 2006
Tags: Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, Tattoo, Culture
Product ID: SKIN-06-H