Spiritual Skin: Magical Tattoos and Scarification

This September photographer Lars Krutak is releasing his new book, “Spiritual Skin: Magical Tattoos and Scarification”, and below are two of the photos from the book taken on journeys in 2011. The picture on the left is of a Kayan man tattooed in the Penan style by a Penan tattooist, and the one on the right shows Iban tattooing at Entalau Longhouse, Sarawak.


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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

2 thoughts on “Spiritual Skin: Magical Tattoos and Scarification

  1. Welcome back Shannon! I have been a long time reader of your posts and followed you on zentastic when you moved. Culturally significant modification has always been something that interests me and I am glad you are bringing it back to BME!

    I missed these information rich posts and can’t wait to see more.

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