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.

Photographer Chris Rainier travels the globe in search of tattoos and other examples of the urge to embellish our skin

A shot of a Dayak young man

Dayak young man with traditional Indonesian tattoos


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Dayak Warrior, protector of the Hornbill land. One of my final's work. Painted from scratch in photoshop Guardian of Sarawak