The TattooMix media by Iban's tattoo culture
This was the one of my Mix media for assignment in college.
Iban tattoos (Pantang) are specific to particular parts of the body for protection and as proof of their achievement.Each tattoo on different parts of the body are for different purposes. They used to tattoo the hands if they were headhunters. The spirals in the middle are meant to symbolize the life cycle.There have many tattoos that have different meaning to them.Iban tattoo bring many mysterious meaning toward to who that don't really knowing about Iban's culture.So, I use some bright color to invert the impression of tattoo that gave to us.
I have do many different method experimental to get the best results.
Do some sketches for the layout and color matching.
The bellow is the final art piece that hand up for assignment.