A little somethin different from me! Started on this half sleeve today for Bob, we'll be back in a few weeks to tie up this #wip 🖤 Happy Family Day weekend everyone! The hidden breast cancer ribbon in this piece reminds me of just how important it is to give your loves big hugs today, and every day ♡
Happy 102nd Birthday Oggay Born
February 17, 1917! Whang-od Oggay, also known as Maria Oggay, is a Filipina tattoo artist from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines. She is often described as the "last" and oldest mambabatok and is part of the Butbut people of the larger Kalinga ethnic group. She has been tattooing headhunters and women of the indigenous people of Butbut in Buscalan, Kalinga, since she was 15 years old, but the Butbut warriors who used to earn tattoos through protecting villages or killing enemies no longer exist. Despite that, Whang-od continues to apply her traditional art form to tourists visiting Buscalan.