A whole bunch of women and men pierce their faces with skewers and swords ‘as a result of they consider they’re possessed by supernatural powers’ for Indonesian road competition
- The competition celebrations have been held by ‘tatungs’, who appeared transfixed by music through the parades
- Individuals pierced their our bodies, hit themselves with machetes and swords and walked over nails throughout parade
- A ‘tatung’ is somebody who lives round Singkawang in Borneo and thought to own supernatural powers
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Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline
A whole bunch of males and girl wore pierced their faces with metallic skewers throughout a vibrant parade on the Indonesian island of Borneo.
Dozens of individuals wearing vivid costumes – know as ‘tatungs’ – hit themselves with machetes and swords and walked over beds of nails – all whereas apparently not struggling any accidents.
Plenty of these within the parade appeared utterly transfixed as they marched to the sound of loud music.
A Tatung seen piercing metallic needles by way of his cheeks through the Cap Go Meh competition celebration
A Tatung seen piercing metallic by way of his cheeks through the Cap Go Meh competition celebration. Cap Go Meh competition celebrations in Singakawang, Indonesia
A Tatung man is pictured seen torturing himself utilizing two giant machetes through the Cap Go Meh competition celebration
A tatung man holds two giant blades to his neck and one other individual locations his hand on his shoulder through the celebrations in Indonesia
A ‘tatung’ is somebody who lives round Singkawang in Borneo and are believed to own supernatural powers which imply they don’t really feel ache when hit with sharp weapons and are thought of healers.
The traditional artwork of Tatung, which is part of the Cap Go Meh Pageant, is believed to have a foul spirit that will have an effect on individuals’s lives.
The group is a combined group culturally, with members of ethnic Chinese language and Dayak descent.
The parade attracts hundreds of vacationers and highlights the kaleidoscope of various cultures discovered throughout the sprawling Indonesian archipelago.
Whereas 90 % of Indonesians are Muslim, the nation is dwelling to tons of of various ethnic teams and spiritual minorities, together with Christians, Hindus and Buddhists.
A Tatung seen piercing metallic needles by way of his cheeks with the assistance of one other tatung in Indonesia.
A Tatung male seems calm as he’s pierced with skewers by way of his face through the Cap Go Meh celebrations by one other man
A trident is utilized by one individual to pierce his cheek. The Cap Go Meh Pageant additionally is aware of as Lantern Pageant is well known on the 15th day of Chinese language Lunar 12 months and it marks the top of the Chinese language New 12 months celebrations
A Tatung seen torturing himself by placing a sword into his mouth through the Cap Go Meh competition celebrations