"The Tattooing of a Kayan Married Woman," (c. 1896-98), photograph by William Henry Furness III. Illustration from The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters (1902).

"The Tattooing of a Kayan Married Woman," (c. 1896-98), photograph by William Henry Furness III. Illustration from The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters (1902).

bornean kingfisher | for the dusun people of borneo, the oriental dwarf kingfisher is ...

bornean kingfisher | for the dusun people of borneo, the oriental dwarf kingfisher is ...

Inspirational Etnic tattoo designs - Borneo Tattoos Design by  Blind Nobility - blindnobility2014@gmail.com

Inspirational Etnic tattoo designs - Borneo Tattoos Design by Blind Nobility - blindnobility2014@gmail.com

Dayak Impressions | Contemporary Application of Bunga Terung

Dayak Impressions | Contemporary Application of Bunga Terung

Dayak Tribal Tattoo

Dayak Tribal Tattoo

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.

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

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

Healed pic of a handpoked bornean rose. No outlines just dots

Healed pic of a handpoked bornean rose. No outlines just dots

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