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Hunting for Ink

June 24th, 2013 by

Personally, I don’t watch a lot of TV.  My reasons are simple: 99.9% of it is utter crap.  I don’t care what junk you have in your garage that’s worth money, I don’t care about watching bounty hunters looking for dudes, I don’t care about watching rich housewives gripe about bullshit.  So all that being said, it’s safe to say that I don’t really keep up with what’s current on the two or three TV channels that actually show programmes rather than infomercials and other such rubbish.  Bear with me then, if you’ve heard of the programme that I’ve included in today’s post, but it struck me as a sort of interesting concept for a TV series…

Lars Krutak is a so-called “tattoo anthropologist” who travels around the world, looking for completely unique and culturally significant methods of tattoo.  The programme itself is called Tattoo Hunter, and I’m sure that many of you have seen it before, but as I said, it’s new to me.  If you haven’t seen it before, check it out.  This episode is quite interesting as Krutak heads to Hawaii to gain the respect of the Watermen of Waiʻanae on the island of Oahu.  Tattoo has a very lengthy history in these parts and this episode is great insight into what it takes in order to be worthy of such a significant work of art and cultural identity.


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