Portrait of a tattooed Kalinga woman
In the village of Buscalan, Kalinga there are still remnants of the one thousand year old ancient art of tattooing (batek) once commonly practiced throughout most of the region. Tattoos on Kalinga women are used as a form of beautification and identity, however the art is slowly fading away with the younger generation.
- JACOB MAENTZ
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