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Tribal Woman

Tattooed people is a normal sighting in Buscalan, Kalinga in the Philippines. They are famous to tourist because of the traditional hand tapped tattoo given by Apo Whang-Od and her apprentice. Elder women wear the tattoo symbolizing heirarchy, achievements and fashion.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Buscalan, Kalinga, Philippines
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Heigen Villacarlos