Borneo Tattoo Expo 2016 Kuching Sarawak Travel Blog Malaysia Asia Blog

If you love all things tattoos, you should not miss the Borneo Tattoo Expo 2016 in Kuching Sarawak which will be held at Damai Central along side the Rainforest World Music Festival…

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.

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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Polynesian Tattoos

Tribal tattoos for women draws inspiration from designs for men, but with a twist of femininity for some and personal meanings for most. See examples here.

1950s Borneo Malaysia, Dayak Couple

Dayak male and female. Male has a throat tattoo that is said to protect the bearer from headhunters. The tattoo is believed to make the skin of the neck stronger. Beautiful headdress on the girl too Photo circa

Dayak Impressions | Contemporary Application of Bunga Terung

Common Borneo Tattoo Motifs – Mata Aso, Jalaut, Ipa Olim, Usung Dian, and Bunga Terung

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