Borneo is inner peace. For the people there, spirit embodies everything. Especially in tattoo designs. The tribal tattoos of Borneo were almost extinct in the 60’s, but now people are turning back to these beautiful, traditional works of art and discovering the meanings and myths behind the patterns.
In this book, you will experience some of the most skillful interpretations of this enduring legacy. Jeroen Franken of Seven Seas Tattoos reveals his approach to creating bold designs in the iconic Borneo tribal style. From preliminary outlines to fully rendered works, the Borneo book offers an unprecedented look at sketches and drawings from one of today’s most inspired tattoo artists.
This first edition of collected works is a treasure trove of inspiration, ripe for tattoo artists and enthusiasts alike to explore —giving insight into the ways in which Jeroen Franken experimented with shape, line, and form.
This book contains artwork that spans the artist’s career from 1993 to 2017 and represents the range of Borneo style tribal designs and motifs that he explored —revealing his fascination with Borneo as well as his knowledge of its sacred culture.
Paper-type: 115 gr. Munken Print Cream
Size: 174 x 250 mm