Get a tattoo from the last tattoo artist of Kalinga
Whang Od is said to be the last living (traditional) tattoo artist of her generation. She comes from the Botbot Tribe, one of the many sub-tribes in the Kalinga Province in the Philippines. Her father passed on the craft to her when she was a teenager. Now that she's 93, she hopes that her apprentice takes over her role as tattoo artist of her tribe. Hundreds go on a pilgrimage to Kalinga to get their tattoos done or simply meet her. She looks very fragile but this graceful woman has made a lot of men cry. Meeting her is a life-changing experience.
By Pol Mangilog
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