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Advice about Bunga Terung tattoos

Advice about Bunga Terung tattoos

This subreddit is intended for posting your own personal tattoos, but also includes: news, articles, tattoo flash, tattoo paintings, help/suggestion threads, and a wealth of resources. Below are some links, guidelines, and rules. Please direct any questions to the mod team.Artists and apprentices: If you wish to post or comment as such, please get verified before doing so. Do not post or comment as an artist until this is done and you have your artist flair. Once verified please limit self promotion to one post per day.Any attacks, advances, compliments or comments made on personal appearance.Hate speech (sexuality slurs, racial slurs, religious slurs) will get you banned permanently. Even if you think you mean it as a “joke”.Memes, rage comics, reaction gifs, “top 10″ style lists, and other copypasta.Prison tattoos, scratchers, etc.”Troll” remarks, such as “you regret that”.Talking about pricing in any context.Posting work that is not yours as your own.Equipment discussion or buying/selling anything.Any contest, survey, school project, auction, or money raising event.Giving any sort of medical advicePersonal attacks of any kind.”Cake day” posts.Rules will be enforced with temporary and permanent bans. Official /r/Tattoos Aftercare Artist Verification Machine IconsThe Bunga Terung, which translates to the eggplant flower, is the first tattoo a Borneo male would receive. The Bunga Terung is a coming of age tattoo which marks the passage of a boy into manhood. The Bunga Terung has a spiral at the center of the eggplant flower the Tali Nyawa, which means the rope of life and is identical to the underside of a tadpole which symbolizes the beginning of a new life.All the tattoos, following the eggplant flower, are like a diary. A young male would go out on his own to find knowledge and from each place he went to he would get one tattoo to mark not only where he is from but also where he has been. From each place the tattoos have different styles so the regional differences in his tattoos would tell the story of his journeys in life.Borneo tattoos do not just mark physical journeys. Some represent big life events, such as fathering children etc. For example there is a tattoo a man can have done on his hand called the Entegulun. You can only have this if you have taken heads. Some tattoos can be for protection, for example the tattoos on the throat (Ukir Rekong) are meant to give strength to the skin on the throat, to stop your enemies from being able to take your head.”close this windowyou’ll need to login or register to do thatcreate a new accountall it takes is a username and password.