EPISODE 11 – PRINCE RUPERT
Written and directed by Kim O'Bomsawin
Nakkita Trimble is the only tattoo artist from the Nisga’a Nation. Along with elders from her community, she hopes to revive the traditional process of tattooing known as gihlee’e. Ts’iksna'aḵs—the tattoos—were usually composed of crests, known as ayukws, and of adaawaḵs, which are stories, legends and history. She plans to teach someone else the art of the Nisga’a tattoing so that more people can reconnect with this ancient practice.
As the only living tattoo artist from the Nisga’a Nation, Nakkita Trimble hopes to revive the traditional process of tattooing known as gihlee’e.