|April 2017 - Serpente Aguila|
My serpent eagle hand-tapped tattoo was done by the living legend Apo Whang Od of Butbut tribe in Kalinga. They said that it means 'heavenly guidance and protection.' I thought that my tolerance for pain would have been tested again and I was awed that the tattoo was done only in 30 minutes. The thorn tapped on my skin stung like enormous bees but it also felt great, lol.
|Apo Whang Od|
I felt honored and favored by the universe to be tattooed by the last 'mambabatok' of her time. I would definitely try to go back and visit the village soon.
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