These badass people had tattoos waaay before it was cool.
Borneo Traditional Tattooing is a hand tapping style of tattooing with two sticks, developed by some of the ancient tribes of Borneo. One stick is held onto the skin with the needle or sharp stick going into the skin and the other is used as a type of hammer, tapping ink into the skin. The thickness, durability and type of stick are varied to which the tattooist prefers. Stretching of the skin is very important to the process. Like with the sticks each artist has their own preferred way of...
Madam Lazonga, left, who is a tattoo artist in Seattle Wash., gets a cool look from Barbara Chapman, Denver Colorado, after it was announced that Ms. Lazonga had been chosen "most beautifully tattooed female" by the American Tattoo Club at their third world convention at the Hotel in St. Paul on Jan. 28, 1978.