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Austin American Statesman

Tattoo artist Bart Willis has a couple of distinct fan bases for his work.

In Austin, aficionados head to Southside Tattoo — Willis is co-owner of the shop next door to the Continental Club on South Congress Avenue — to be inked with designs inspired by the art of two Native Canadian tribes. And in the islands off British Columbia, the members of those tribes, the Haida and the Kwakwaka’wakw, are recapturing their peoples’ long history of tattooing with help from Willis.

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