Borneo is one of the few places in the world where traditional tribal tattooing is still practiced today just as it has been for thousands of years. Instead of the modern electric tattoo machine, the Dayak tribes use two sticks (picture below). One stick has needles attached to it while the other acts like a mallet. While the artist is tattooing, there is always an assistant that helps stretch the skin.
A good majority if not all Borneo tattoo designs are inspired by the natural surroundings of this beautiful island. Their style of tattooing has been practiced for over 50,000 years!