East-African stretched ears in Bulwer’s Anthropometamorphosis. Read about Central American stretched ears on early-16th-century transculturite Gonzalo Guerrero in the current @thingsandink Modification issue!
Detail of facial tattoos in Manuel Arellano’s “Rendition of a Chichimeco, Native of the Province of Parral”, 1711.
I never noticed this about the plates section in Hose and Shelford until I spied this today!!!
Second half of previous image.
I was obsessed with these types of Bornean designs when a nerdy punk rock teenager who had read her copy of Modern Primitives to tatters…(from Hose and Shelford, 1906)
Read about this interesting, possibly tattooed Native American figurine (700-800 years old) at http://bit.ly/1hslnlX
Bakatan (Borneo) chest design from Hose and Shelford, 1906.
My dogeared and much loved print-outs of the 90s internet version of Steve Gilbert’s Tattoo History Sourcebook. RIP.
RIP Steve Gilbert. I fondly remember excitedly awaiting every installment of this project as it got deployed on your website in the late 90s. Such an important resource for primary sources in that first wave of new tattoo scholarship then.
A classic Borneo tattoo design from Hose and Shelford, 1906. A Sarawak Kenyah kowit (hook) design.