A Look Into Aboriginal Tattoos and What They Mean

Tattoos in Aboriginal culture are extremely meaningful and can be very powerful. It’s one of the oldest art forms in the world, and was first practiced by indigenous people across the globe. We wanted to look into this kind of tattooing to find out more,so we asked Toby Sick’s, Métis tattoo artist and owner of Inkdigenous Tattoo in Toronto, to fill us in on what tattoos mean within Native culture, what some of the more sacred image are, and how to avoid appropriation of such motifs. Read on to find out out more about Aboriginal tattoos.