Tatto iban - Tattoowise
Dayak Iban Rosette. Made by traditional Dayak Borneo hand-tapping tools at Original Sin Tattoo studio in Mortsel-Antwerp, Belgium.
No Machine !
Custom ankle & foot hand-tapping tattoo. Freehand. Made by using a traditional Dayak hand-tapping tools. No tattoo machine!
Traveler with Longhouse Leader ' Tuai Rumah'
Udo Aso (Dragon Dog) tattoo from Dayak Kayan tribe on thigh. Made by using a traditional Dayak hand-tapping tools. No tattoo machine!
Yes, summer. We don't want to leave our equatorland to go in winter. No ! :-) Website: www.durgatattoo.com Photos & videos on flickr.com: www.flickr.com/photos/24513560@N03/sets/ Durga Tattoo on youtube.com: www.youtube.com/user/durgatattoo
The stencil sketching in traditional Mentawai way. Titi Serepak Abak. (Serepak Abak = the Mentawai tattoo motive for male back which represent an outrigger canoe).
Traditonal dress Iban
The Borneo Headhunters tattooing traditional Iban patterns by hand. Lausanne Tattoo Convention 2003.
Bunga Terung (eggplants flower) is a popular tattoo from the borneo. belong to the Iban Tribe or commonly called the Head Hunters during the White Rajah era. the tattoo is to memorializes the tranformation of the iban tribe child to adult. yeah, its mean your a man now! The swirl in the middle is called " the tali nyawa" which means the rope of life that symbolize the person life force and the beginning of a new journey(as adult).The petals surrounding the Tali Nyawa symbolize the Strength and Power. this is the first time ever i promoted the Native of Borneo tattoo arts. i'm not so into tattoos but living here in sarawak where there are bout 180 plus ethnics with tons of believe and hold different religion. we manage to make an understanding with each others without any problem all this long years living together. since most of the tourist would take this tattoo home as a souvenir. i remembered the iban tattoos being feature in miami ink a few years back, if im n