Inkdigenous Tattoo Studio: Defeating Stigma With History.

Inkdigenous Tattoo Studio: Defeating Stigma With History.
July 31
10:53 2017

Inkdigenous; A Tattoo Studio With a Clear Theme.

Inkdigenous Tattoo is a Canadian tattoo parlor placed in the city of Toronto. But this studio is not like any other, and has a quiet special motive, behind all it does. From the decor in the studio, to the artwork and even the tattoos, it is all about the indigenous people of Canada. You can even get information in the studio, about the indigenous community in the Toronto area, and the tattoo designs are all created and inspired by the indigenous culture. The artwork is even made by indigenous artists, and all sales go towards the cause, of improving the indigenous people’s circumstances.

The owner of this very interesting tattoo studio, Toby Sicks. Is also more than happy, to inform people about the history and circumstances, of the indigenous people in the area. Although the tattoo Machine is of the electric kind, the tattoo designs he puts on peoples skins, are still all indigenous designs. It is all about the art and culture, as well as the history, of the indigenous people of the Toronto area.

Toby Sicks himself.

The Motive Behind His Theme:

It is not just for the fun or love of the artwork, that Toby has gone with the theme he has. There is a much nobler cause behind the whole idea of his studio. Toby is basically, sick and tired of the discrimination indigenous people face in Canada (especially in Toronto). So he wants to do what he can to help improve on this problem.
He has even gone as far, as pouring his own money into this project, every cent he can spare. All of it in order to make it a success, not just for his own sake, but to make a difference.

He hopes that through the visual story telling, of the indigenous designs of the tattoos he makes. People might see the beauty in the visual story telling tradition, of the indigenous people. But it does not stop there, as mentioned above; Toby also has information readily available at his shop, about what the indigenous people and their community, does for Toronto. As well as information on how people can help the indigenous people, who face discrimination daily.


Final Comments:

In order to benefit the Indigenous people even more, Toby has also done Charity tattoo events. Where he has collected money, to support language and culture camps and more. There is truly a golden heart behind this tattoo parlor, and he creates stunning tribalistic indigenous tattoos. We here at Mediazink, hope that his project is a success.

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About Author



Mads W. K. Masters of science in Sociology (Cand. Scient. Soc.), from the University of Copenhagen, who specializes in embodiment sociology, but especially in tattoos and tattoo culture etc.

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