Tribal Tattoos

The Vanishing Tattoo

An insight into the ancient tribal tattoos of the Iban people of Borneo. This is a documentary that is a history of real tribal tattoos – a part of life that is as natural as breathing to the Iban

Tribal Tattoos are definitely my main area of interest at the moment, and whilst web wandering I came across the documentary by Thomas Lockhart and Vincent Hemingson from a couple of years ago.  It still makes good viewing and it’s a real insight into Tribal Tattoos in the truest form so I’m going to post the videos over the next few days to make up the series.  There is a short intro so there will be two videos in this post then the others will follow.  Well worth watching.

In part 1 Canadian tattoo artist Tom Lockhart, and tattoo writer and historian Vince Hemingson set out to document the ancient tattoo practices before they vanish foreverThey set out on a tough journey deep into the heart of the jungles of Borneo to meet the last remaining Iban tattoo artists…

By Tricia

A passion for all things inked is shared by Tricia Myob. Tattoos are an art form in their own right and deserve to be recognised as such. Tattoos for women are one of her prime interests along with the proper tattoo after care to ensure it will remain magnificent for ever.

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