A SYMBOL OF PROTECTION
This beautiful tattoo set is made in Ironwood and comes from Borneo in Indonesia. It has 2 needles and 2 tappers with an ink bowl. One of the human needles is used for tapping the lines and one is used for the coloring. In Borneo Tattoos have a rich history of tradition and ritual through tribal connections and rites of passage as well as connections to clans or societies.
Dayak hunters have symbols of protection marked on their skin before going out in the wild, dangerous Jungle. In old times tattoos with tribal motifs were symbols of social status. For all of these reasons people travel to Borneo from all over the world to get a traditional tattoo.
It comes complete with it's black metal stand and it's story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.
Dimensions: 22 x 31cm
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