Tattoo Iban Design
Fancy an Artistic Touch On Your Body? Ever wondered whether its painful or not? That's right.... Here are some photos of an Iban design being put on a willing customer. I dropped by at Ernesto of the Borneoheadhunter and saw that an 'operation tattoo' was going on. Being a blogger, I began clicking away.
Before & After on the two sides
That surrounding skin looks painfully red and angry
The instruments used looked like the dentist's wares at first but on a closer look one will notice the equipment consists of sharp ends (one has a fine tip for a sharper job while the other had a wider tip for covering a larger surface) which goes up and down in high speed depending on the amount of electricity you use. The Dettol tube comes in handy for unintentional cuts... yikes! The black bottle consist of the color dye/paint used.
Sterilizing the equipments, towels and tissues
Okay let's begin - concentrating on the outline first
So far so good
Cutting into the fine part
Blood coming out - ouch!
Sufficient lighting, good concentration and lying down very still is important
Its quite painful - the earlier job covered in tissue is still bleeding
Almost the final part - its gonna be a relieve after its done (final part in video)
Tidying up after the work
Getting the two to dry for 30 minutes each - cover with plastic
The final job is caught on video - have you got what it takes to go through this Fear Factor?
am thinking of getting a small on my chest, but worried it'll hurt as hell
this is the Sarawakian Fear Factor. :P
Cool ler, getting one but then I takut sakit.
It didn't hurt most of the time. Only when he switched over to a smaller needle for the fine work, and when he was tattooing over my spine. There wasn't any blood, but bleeding is more common with machinework.
Actually I was more bored than in pain. :-)
I am planning to go to Kapit, to finish off some more of my tattoos.
How is the social scene at Kuching??
Wilson: A small rose can la...hehe
Miriguy:The fear factor challenge, if someone gives u a million ringgit?
miracle8: I thought i saw someone like you yesterday...
agus: that's the modern method, imagine those who used the traditional way last time
Dunstan: How did u cover up the old tattoo?
DG:Yes - I was told and i hope they do a repeat of the show I missed
Gette and Apai Salleh: Can i feature ur tattoos here?