THE FORGOTTEN CODE: TRIBAL TATTOOS OF PAPUA NEW …

Nov 23, 2012 · AS FAR BACK as the old men and women can remember, tattooing has been a tribal custom of the coastal peoples of Papua New Guinea. Among the Motu, Waima, Aroma, Hula, Mekeo, Mailu and other related southwestern groups, women were heavily tattooed from head to toe, while men displayed chest markings related to their exploits in the headhunt.…

Tattoos Papua New Guinea - Pinterest

First time doing a traditional Papua New Guinea tribal style .Carmela wanted a design that was done on her grandma .According to her this was a hereditary design and the patterns represented their family status and the designs are very old spanning many generations .It was an honor doing this tattoo and also learnt many things about the new Guinean tattoo culture.Thks again Carmenla! ……

The Facial Tattoos of Oro Province Indopacificimages

The Facial Tattoos of Oro Province. The Facial Tattoos of Oro Province are one of the more visually intriguing things about the local villagers in this part of Papua New Guinea. Tattoos, and body art in general, have enjoyed a significant renaissance in western society over the last 20 years or so.…

Tribal Body Art of Papua New Guinea - Apply4Study

For thousands of years human beings have been using their bodies as a canvas, be it through tattoos, piercings or face and body paint. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is no exception to this intriguing visual language and as one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world; tribal body decorating plays a prominent role in PNG culture.…

PNG Motuan Tattoos

Apr 24, 2006 · Papua New Guinea Motuan Tattoos. Motu is both a language and culture in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It is mostly found around Port Moresby and the Central Province of the country. In this area Motu is spoken instead of tok pisin. PNG Motuan Tattoos have been around for many years and they are not random sketchings.…

Motuan Tattoos Papua New Guinea

Tattoo Symbols and What They Mean TRIBAL TATTOOS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA Aroma woman, ca. 1915. All portions of the body are tattooed with various designs. Pau-lo, or bamboo motif on chest, is reminiscent of the design found on Aroma beheading knives.…