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Borneo. There are about 4 million Dayak people in Indonesia, an indigenous people living throughout the rainforest of Borneo, and Malaysia.  | Dayak Woman with Elongated Ears and Tattooed Hand | © Charles O'Rear

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For the Dyak people of Borneo, tattoos once commemorated headhunting expeditions. The markings on some modern Dyaks, on the left is Ernesto Kalum, represent "a modern interpretation of traditional headhunting tattoos," says photographer Chris Rainier.

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Indonesia ~ Kalimantan | Tattood Dajak, Borneo .  ca. 1920 - 1925 | ©Dhr. J. (Jean) Demmeni

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Indonesia ~ Kalimantan | Tattood Dajak, Borneo . ca. 1920 - 1925 | ©Dhr. J. (Jean) Demmeni

The Ukit tribe in Borneo currently only about 120 people strong, lives deep in the rainforests around Sarawak. Tribe members wear elaborate tattoos on the chest, shoulders and face. Image: Haabet2003

Tribal Facial Tattoos from Around the World

Facial tattoos have a long tradition among tribes around the world. Find out where to find beautiful facial tattoos and what they mean. Image: Geof Wilson A Maori warrior at the Akaroa Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand. Tattoos have a long tradition – not only in certain cultures but in almost all, all over the…

Dayak girl, Borneo

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Photographs of the amazing and timeless tattoos I hope to wear one day.

For the Dyak people of Borneo, tattoos once commemorated headhunting expeditions.

For the Dyak people of Borneo, tattoos once commemorated headhunting expeditions.

ragazzo birmano. inizio XX secolo

ragazzo birmano. inizio XX secolo

Kajan-dajakfrau, Date	1912 Photographer	W. H. Furness 3rd

Kajan-dajakfrau, Date 1912 Photographer W. H. Furness 3rd

Headhunter of Borneo

Tattoos in Indonesia

Borneo Traditional Tattooing is a hand tapping style of tattooing with two sticks, developed by some of the ancient tribes of Borneo. 1 Process 2 Women's Tattoos 3 Men's Tattoos 4 Present Day One stick is held onto the skin with the needle or sharp stick going into the skin and the other is used as a type of hammer, tapping ink into the skin. The thickness, durability and type of stick are varied to which the tattooist prefers. Stretching of the skin is very important to the process. Like…

incisione a colori raffigurante un guerriero tatuato di Nuku Hiva, isola principale per estensione dell'arcipelago delle Marchesi.

incisione a colori raffigurante un guerriero tatuato di Nuku Hiva, isola principale per estensione dell'arcipelago delle Marchesi.

Yap tattoo

Yap tattoo

incisione a colori raffigurante un guerriero tatuato di Nuku Hiva, isola principale per estensione dell'arcipelago delle Marchesi.

incisione a colori raffigurante un guerriero tatuato di Nuku Hiva, isola principale per estensione dell'arcipelago delle Marchesi.

tatuaggio femminile dell'isola Nukku Hiva

tatuaggio femminile dell'isola Nukku Hiva

incisione raffigurante un abitante dell'isola Yap, Micronesia

incisione raffigurante un abitante dell'isola Yap, Micronesia

motivo tradionale samoano per gambe femminili

motivo tradionale samoano per gambe femminili