Tattoo's of Borneo

In the years 1893-94, 1896-97 and 1898-1900 the Dutch government sponsored Dr Anton Nieuwenhuis in three expeditions to Borneo – to study the Dayaks of Kalimantan (Borneo being at the time a part of the Dutch East Indies).

And one hundred years later Henk Schiffmacher (aka Hanky Panky) tattoo artist – and lead singer of the rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis followed in Nieuwenhuis footsteps in their quest to discover the tattooing practices of the Dayak headhunters of the region. In which the pair wrote about in the book ‘De Grote Borneo Expeditie’.

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One comment on “Tattoo's of Borneo

  1. Yuli says:

    Wow! That is some serious work and very cuforlol, I like it! That is forever to sit in the chair though. Yikes! I had my tattoo done in 1997 and took all of about 10 minutes. It is just a simple like in the shape of one Mr. Mickey Mouse, about the size of a quarter and two dimes. That was enough pain for me!

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