How a 106-year-old Woman Saved A Filipino Tattoo Tradition | Still Standing

At 106, Apo Whang-od is the oldest known person practicing batok, a traditional tattooing technique that dates back 1,000 years in the Philippines. These tattoos were once badges of honor to warriors who protected the land. But centuries of colonization from the West made this art nearly obsolete. For more information on Spiritual Journey Tattoo, visit

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How A 106-Year-Old Tattoo Master Revived A Filipino Tradition And Became A Worldwide Celebrity

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