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Neo Bungai Terung 02

Tattoo Design by Ray Reasoner Jr
This tattoo design is a black drawing of a Bornean styled Eggplant flower with the underside of a tadpole belly (Tali Nyawa). This tattoo is used in the coming of age rituals among a few of the tribes in Borneo, Indonesia. One is placed on the front of each shoulder before the recipient goes on an adventure of exploration and freedom; finding their new life. Dots and a border have been added to the design to represent a pond and eggs at it's edges to further symbolize home and family. The design has also been flipped in color, giving it a lighter feel and feminizing it some even though it is primarily a masculine tattoo.