On Saturday, March 26th, and Sunday, March 27th, I'll be at the Seattle Center House in room D for Cues and Tattoos with sessions available for belly dancers who would like to contribute to the project.

Tribal Markings is a photo project and book, show casing belly dancers and their backgrounds while exploring the relationship the dancers have with their tattoos. I want to meet with at 50 or more belly dancers from across the country and from all walks of life and dance styles, to find the commonalities of experience and the unique perspectives each provides. The end result is a book filled with the wild beauty and touching stories from the women and men of the dance.

If you are going to be at Cues and Tattoos and you have tattoos, I would love to talk to you about your tattoos and your experience with belly dance. Sessions take about 50 minutes from the interview through the end of the photo session. For your time, you'll receive a copy of all of the finished photos from your shoot in either an electronic archive (ZIP file) or on a PhotoDisc.

Signing up is simple. Please send an e-mail to info (at) stopped-motion.com with your name, your three preferred times. To make sure your e-mail doesn't get lost, please use the subject line: Tribal Markings at Cues and Tattoos.

The scheduled time slots for Saturday are:

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm

The scheduled time slots for Sunday are:

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm