Tattooed Ethnic “Types” of the South Pacific, 1890. This color lithograph from a German lexicon was employed to scientifically record human ...
Marks of Protection. Ainu woman of Japan with bold facial and forearm tattoos that worked to repel evil spirits from entering her body. The Ainu also practiced medicinal forms of tattooing to relieve rheumatism. The last Ainu woman with tattooing died in 1998. Photograph ca. 1900.
How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words
An image taken between 1886 and 1888 by the woman believed to be New Zealand's first profe...
New Zeland | Portrait of Hati Wira Takahi, Ngapuhi chief. Hati Wira Takah, King Country | Auckland : E Pulman, c1873
Canada ~ Northern Territories | West Arctic Inuit Woman. Her clothes and braids are heavily decorated with beads and other trade items. Mackenzie River Valley, western coast of Hudson Bay | Photograph by Albert Peter Low. ca. 1903/4
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Snake-like aso' (dragon-dog) tattoos slither down this Kayan woman's legs, ca. 1925. They combined with other tattoo forms to repel evil and to induce fertility.