William White's sketch of two men and a woman from the Delagoa Bay area in 1798 highlights tattoos along with other forms of body decoration.
Source: William M. White, Journal of a Voyage Performed in the Lion Extra Indiaman, from Madras to Colombo and Da Lagoa Bay . . . in the Year 1798: With Some Account of the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants of Da Lagoa Bay and a Vocabulary of the Language (London: John Stockdale, 1800), 27.