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Showing posts with label Tattoo artist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tattoo artist. Show all posts

Friday, August 4, 2023

LOOK: Pinoy Artist transforms Apo Whang-od into a Stunning Young Lady

Photo Courtesy || Vogue and lowcostedit

Cordillera - In the vast world of art and technology, there are creators who can turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. 

One such artist is the Filipino digital wizard known as "lowcostedit" on TikTok and Facebook. 

His recent masterpiece has taken the internet by storm, as he ingeniously transformed the iconic 106-year-old Filipino tattooist, Apo Whang-od, into a stunning young woman, leaving everyone in awe.

With the perfect blend of artistic talent and cutting-edge technology, lowcostedit worked his magic on Whang-od's old-age photo, skillfully eliminating all signs of aging. 

Wrinkles vanished, blackheads disappeared, and her once-fading colors returned with vibrant life. The result was a breathtaking, youthful beauty that no one could have imagined.

Apo Whang-od, a living legend from Kalinga, is celebrated as the oldest traditional tattooist in the Philippines. 

Her expertise lies in the ancient art of 'batok,' a unique hand-tapping technique using lemon tree thorns and charcoal soot. 

Her fame reached new heights when she was featured in Vogue magazine, an American fashion and lifestyle publication.


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Pinoy youngest traditional tattoo artist is a 13-year-old girl from Buscalan, Kalinga

Photo Courtesy || Carl Taawan

Cordillera - Did you know that the youngest traditional tattoo artist in the Philippines right now is a 13-year-old girl from Buscalan, Kalinga - the home of the legendary tattoo artist Apo Whang-od?

Princess Tacatac started learning the art of tattooing since she was 9 years old under the tutelage of the world-renowned traditional artist, Apo Whang-od. 

READ ALSO: iKalinga engineer part of NASA team setting up rocket launch site in Australia.

This week, Tacatac joined her fellow young tattoo artists who came from Buscalan, Kalinga to participate in a tattooing event held in Baguio City. 

These young iKalinga tattoo artists will be sharing their talent to anyone interested to be inked with the traditional tattoo designs of Kalinga as part of the celebration of the Indigenous People's Month.

READ ALSO: Kalinga Beauty crowned Miss Baguio City 2021

The art of tattooing called "Batok" in Kalinga uses indigenous materials like the ink, which is made from a mixture of charcoal and water. The Kalinga tattoo artists use thorn from a citrus tree attached to a bamboo stick.

Apo Whang-od was the first Kalinga tattoo artist who introduced this unique style of tattooing to the world. 

READ ALSO: Cadet from Kalinga graduates from the Royal Military College of Canada

Many tourists around the world travel and traverse a mountainous terrain to reach a remote village in Kalinga just to get a tattoo from Apo Whang-od.


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