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Abhijit Ganguly

Contributing Writer

Kolkata, India

Kaitie Elizabeth

Contributing Artist

Idaho, USA

Ivan R. Lopez

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

Michelle Antelo

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

November 15, 2015

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Tattoo is a way of expressing your feelings through your skin- Mo Naga

 

 

Photo by Mr. Tarun Gargh

 

Mo Naga, an alumnus of NIFT-Hyderabad is a self-taught tattoo artist. He is reviving traditional tattoos of the tribal people of North-East, creating neo-tribal designs. His designs are exposing to the world the lost tattoos of Northeastern tribes. Recently Mo Naga was present here at an exhibition at the Indian Museum aimed at documenting the traditions of past generations of Konyaks an initiative by Phejin Konyak, a descendant of the tattooed headhunters of the Konyak tribe. She has worked relentlessly for conserving the vanishing art.Renowned Dutch photographer Peter Bos, a collaborator in the research of Phejin Konyak..Abhijit Ganguly spoke to Mo Naga.

 

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