More than ink: Traditional tattoos roar back in Alaska

Maya Sialuk Jacobsen of Greenland gives a henna tattoo along a friend's chin during a henna activity at the Anchorage Museum. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)Maya Sialuk Jacobsen of Greenland gives a henna tattoo to a friends chin during an event at the Anchorage Museum, part of the Polar Labs Tupik-Mi series on traditional tattoos. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)

More and more Alaska Native women are getting face tattoos.

The traditional practice dates back centuries, but was banned by 19th and 20th century missionaries. N