DAYAK TATTOOS, MALAYSIA. Sarawak, Borneo, South East Asia.  Dayak, 'Iban', man with tattoos, longhouse verandah. Tropical rainforest and one of the world's richest, oldest eco-systems, flora and fauna, under threat from development, logging and deforestation. Home to indigenous Dayak native tribal peoples, farming by slash and burn cultivation, fishing and hunting wild boar. Home to the Penan, traditional nomadic hunter-gatherers, of whom only one thousand survive, eating roots, and hunting…

DAYAK TATTOOS, MALAYSIA. Sarawak, Borneo, South East Asia. Dayak, 'Iban', man with tattoos, longhouse verandah. Tropical rainforest and one of the world's richest, oldest eco-systems, flora and fauna, under threat from development, logging and deforestation. Home to indigenous Dayak native tribal peoples, farming by slash and burn cultivation, fishing and hunting wild boar. Home to the Penan, traditional nomadic hunter-gatherers, of whom only one thousand survive, eating roots, and hunting…

Beautiful Malaysian flower.

Beautiful Malaysian flower.

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.

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