The tattooed women of Buscalan earned their body art as a rite of passage. Most of them, like Whang Od, received their tattoos during puberty.
The elder women wear full sleeves, their arms wrapped in the traditional batek that took several days to complete.
One can only imagine the pain these women—young girls then—had to endure. It is said that they even had to work the rice fields immediately after each session.
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Thank God for my Mumzi and her patience and for her iPhone lol my current phone situation is killing me! Poor picture quality = sad life!
OOTD- dress and bolero #citychiconline
Earrings and brooch #peppychapette