Keone Nunes, a traditional tattoo artist from Hawaii, sent in a letter to TattooRoadTrip.com about his trip to visit Whang Od in the Kalinga province. Whang Od is the last Kalinga tattoo artist who was recently featured in the GMA special below. They asked her a very interesting question: We asked what she thought of [...]
Archive for July, 2010
Filipino families are known world wide for their being family oriented. Filipinos recognizes their family as number one important thing above all. Jenna Mariano of San Diego had this tattoo on her back as a symbol of her parents last names (Mariano & Acuna). For her, family has no boundaries, will last forever and infinite [...]
Our anonymous sender shared to us his tattoo. He was born Filipino but raised in the island of Guam. And his tattoo is the Philippine 3 Stars and a Sun. On the middle of the sun is the symbol of Guam. His tattoo really meant to show his two countries. This also shows his blood [...]
This fairy tattoo is from Shane. The fairy is for her Nanna who passed away from cancer and who loved fairies. The color in the wings are her Mom, Nannas, and Aunts cancer colors which is according to a bracelet she bought. This is a very significant fairy tattoo for Shane for it symbolizes her [...]
Sarimanok is a legendary Philippine bird known for its being colorful and artistic. It originated in Mindanao and first used by Maranao people as symbol of their bountiful art. Clint of New Jersey had this Sarimanok tattoo on his back as symbol of beauty, strength, resilience and pride. Same as what Sarimanok’s all about.
Miles from North Royalton Ohio always said that being a quarter Filipino has always made him so proud. He always wished he could be even more Filipino but he figure he could settle by getting the sun and stars on his chest. See? That’s one proud Filipino! Miles is more than a quarter Filipino.
A documentary about the last tattoo artist from Kalinga. Part 1 Part 2 Part3 Part4
This is a Pinoy tattoo of Zach Huling from Fruita, Colorado dedicated for his grandmother who passed away. He said that he will never forget his past with her Lola that’s why he had this one. When everyone’s asking what is the meaning of his tattoo, he always says that it means that he is [...]
This tattoo has something to do with her name or personality. Maybe we can ask Lailani from Grand Folks about its meaning “Beauty from Ashes”.