Primitive Skills Workshop: Primitive Tattooing

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Workshops for Adults
Event date:
Saturday, May 22, 2021
The Schiele Museum of Natural History

Please reach out to Hanna Salemi if you would be interested in participating in future tattooing workshops.


Join The Schiele Museum throughout 2021 for our Primitive Skills workshop series.
Discover the history of our human ancestors and learn some of the skills that have helped them survive
and grow culturally.

Primitive Tattooing
Date: Saturday, May 22, 8 AM - 5 PM

Tattoos have a long and culturally-rich history throughout the world. Participants in this workshop will explore primitive tattoos worldwide, from the oldest tattoos found on the Ötzi the Iceman to the Coastal Indians of North Carolina. Participants will discuss different styles and motifs; make primitive tattooing tools, inks, and pigments; and practice tattooing on non-human skin.

All workshop participants are asked to bring the following:
• Personal Protective Equipment (protective eyewear, mask, gloves, etc.)
• Sharp pocketknife or sheath knife
• Notebook
• Pen/Pencil

Questions about the workshop? 
Contact Hanna Salemi at

Please note: masks covering the nose and mouth are required when indoors and encouraged outdoors when social distancing is not possible.


Limited capacity. Register early to guarantee your spot!
Recommended for ages 16 years & up.

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