Local artist goes beyond skin deep with hand-poke tattoos

Inuk-Irish artist Fredericka Jessica Coffey embraces a traditional tattoo method known as ‘hand poke’ to express her creative style and reconnect with her Indigenous roots.

Jonny Hodder

Fredericka Jessica Coffey first learned about hand-poke tattoos from fellow artists while living in Toronto. She admits she’s not an expert on the history of the style, but has enjoyed learning about its connection to her Indigenous culture. Jonny Hodder/Kicker

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