Primitive Tattoo Tools

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Iban Tribes of Borneo


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^ Complete tattoo set: travel too box, 2 sets of needles and tappers, various stencils including the famous "borneo rose", ink bowl. Carved hornbill statue and earlobe goddess statue.


Buddhist Thai Monk Tattoo Set
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^ Complete set: ornate travel tool box, 8 tattoo tools, ink well, prayer/flash booklet.


Samoan Tattoo Tool

^ This is one of the tools used to do Suluape Aisea Toetu'u's Tongan style pe'a tattoo, the first one to be done in over 200 years! Me having my leg tapped by Aisea and Lopeti in the photo. A gift from Aisea.

Japanese Tebori Tools

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Traditional "hand poked" Japanese tools (a gift from Horimasa Tosui of the Horikin Family/Tokyo). Rare 1950's era Hakata Tattoo Statue.