Sep201113
Video: Hand-Poked Tattoos by Butterfly
04:07 PM


For those interested in hand-poked tattoo work, Grounded TV Network created this documentary short on Butterfly [no web site found], a painter who discovered traditional tattooing by hand in Goa, India and has traveled the world sharing her art ever since.

In the video, Butterfly discusses her spiritual approach to tattooing and the freedom to be able to work anywhere -- up in trees and volcanoes she says -- giving people the opportunity to be tattooed in nature and sacred spaces. [However, as far as I know, she has not tattooed in Tompkins Square Park with found objects from garbage cans.]  The film is by Syd Woodward and definitely worth the watch.

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