Meaning of Tattoos For Dayak tribe in Kalimantan
Tattooing is already a trend in the world out there, so the symbol of freedom modify self and body, but in our country Indonesia tattooing has existed since the first.
Do not be surprised if it went into the Dayak villages and meet with old people who decorated a variety of beautiful tattoo on the several parts of his body. Tattoos for the Dayak community is not just decoration, but have a very deep meaning.
For the Dayak tribes who live around the Kalimantan and Sarawak of Malaysia, a tattoo around the fingers indicates the person who likes to help the tribe as healers. More and more tattoos on his hands, showing people that with more help and more wise in the science of medicine.
For the people of Kenya and Dayak Kayan Dayak in East Kalimantan, many people describe the tattoo is already strong wander. Each village has a different motive tattoos, tattoo indicating the number of owners have visited many villages.
Different faction of nobles who wore a tattoo, a common motif for the nobility was the hornbill bird that is endemic Borneo sacred.
There is also a tattoo that is made in the thigh. For Dayak women have tattoos on the thigh is very high social status and are usually equipped with a bracelet in a portion below the calf.
Motif tattoo on the thigh is usually also a symbol resembling the face of the tiger-shaped tattoo. The difference with a tattoo on the hand, there are lines that run across the calf called nang klinge.
Tattoo extremely rare in the knees. Nevertheless, there is also a tattoo on the knee in men and women are usually made at the end of tattooing on the body. Tattoos are created on his knees and curled up to her calf like a snake, a dog is actually called imitation or cast buvong asu.