‘The Last Tattoed Women Of Kalinga‘ is an awesome photoproject by the photographer Jake Verzosa. The project is about the last few tattooed women of Kalinga who live up in the rice terraces of the Cordillera mountain range of the Philippines.
Look at the pretty hexagon quilt she's sitting on! Ing-Marie Lami (or Ingmari Lamy). She was she was a model and she has always been. A very beautiful woman - Look At Me - posts - the flow of "Photography"
The beautiful Whang Od adorned with priceless heirloom beads and a subtle smile. 89 year-old Whang Od never married and dedicated her life to tattooing. She is the last Kalinga mambabatok or tattoo artist.
Maud Wagner in first female tattoo artist. - i doubt she's the first, though perhaps one of the first Euro/American female tattoo artists to be photographed. There have been many female tattoo artists across countless cultures. She rocks, though!
Love this it's beautiful "Proud Primitives, the Nuba People" by Oskar and Horst Luz @ National Geographic November 1966 // "In the mountains of southern Sudan some 50 groups perpetuate distinctive dialects and customs, including whole- body scarification"