8 Apo Whang-od-trained young Kalinga ‘mambabatoks’ offer tattoo services in Baguio City

8 Apo Whang-od-trained young Kalinga ‘mambabatoks’ offer tattoo services in Baguio City

By Glen S. Ramos
BAGUIO City – As part of the Indigenous People’s Month celebration and to bring the traditional Kalinga tattooing skills closer to people, young Kalinga “mambabatoks” visited Baguio City and provided traditional tattoo designs to interested residents and tourists.

The eight young tattoo artists from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, who belong to the clan of world-renowned traditional tattooists was personally taught and guided by Apo Whang-od, the oldest living “mambabatok” in Kalinga.

The three-day traditional tattooing sessions from October 23-25, 2021 was held at Igorot Charm Cafe in Tam-awan, Pinsao Proper, Baguio City.

Health protocols were strictly observed during the sessions. (ai/mtvn)

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