LISTEN UP — Dialogue Zone is a project that was created in 2022. You had the opportunity to witness its first edition during the 15th edition of Tattoofest. We’re on the lookout for valuable content and interesting individuals who will help us grow and explore new territories. Just as it goes in the Dialogue Zone — we’ll have conversations. This time, we’ll be discussing the traditions of tattooing and its presence in art, culture, and the showbiz industry.

This time, we’ll be discussing the traditions of tattooing and its presence in art, culture, and the showbiz industry. Our Special Guest in the Dialogue Zone – LISTEN UP was Lars Krutak, a tattoo anthropologist who has been traveling the world for over 20 years to get to know indigenous tribes and delve into their tattoo practices and related traditions. Krutak has authored more than 90 articles for scholarly journals and popular magazines, and his books encompass the history of tattooing in Native North America, northern Philippines, the archaeological history of tattooing, and the spiritual aspects of tattooing and scarification, including ancient tattooed mummies. To date, Dr. Krutak has conducted research on tattoos with over 50 indigenous communities in more than 30 countries. In addition to his publications, Krutak produced and hosted a 10-part documentary series “Tattoo Hunter” on Discovery Channel. Lars Krutak also has an Instagram TV documentary titled “Patterns of Life: Tattoos of the Naga,” and two books to his name, including “Tattoo Traditions of Asia” (the first book on this topic) published by the University of Hawai’i Press. He has Slovak roots and resides with his family in Washington.

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