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Tribal tattoos of Papua New Guinea

Gummi Fridriksson is passionate about all things PNG and enjoys sharing his vast knowledge, and local insights, through his blogs.

As a place where tribal mythology stretches far back into the past, Papua New Guinea has a tradition of tattooing that tells its own unique stories of the people who live there.

The art was once commonplace and widespread with many of the diverse PNG communities drawing on ancient tattooing techniques to showcase the milestones of life in indelible ink etched onto both women’s and men’s bodies.

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