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Showing posts with label Tattoo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tattoo. Show all posts

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tattoo Machine

Hi guys! If you, or anyone you know, are interested to get hold of a complete tattoo machine, please contact me.

Tattoo kit:

-3 tattoo machines
-foot pedal
-power supply
-box with handle

Brand new!!!  All for Php12,000.00 only!! only one kit left!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Inkupuncture Tattoo Shop

Watch out for the opening of one of the best tattoo shops in Boracay, soon. 

Featuring artist and shop owner Dandy Canalita, and apprentice Ken Maghanoy.  They are finalizing the location for the shop; still in the process of deciding whether to put it in Pasig, Mandaluyong, or Quezon City.

Both artists are sons of Angono Rizal, the art capital of the Philippines, and they are part of the prestigious organization of artists, the Neo Artists of Angono.

Specializing in colored, black and gray, tribal, oriental, and portrait tattoo designs.

I will be blogging when the shop is already open, but for the mean time, you may still book for schedules - to those interested.

You may check their works in their FB accounts: Dandy Canalita and Kembot Mo Maghanoy

Enjoy the pain! Hehehehe

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Batok: Traditional Pinoy Tattoo

We have another pride as Filipinos.  The traditional batok (term for tattoo).  Our race originated from Aetas and Malays (related to Polynesians); they shared a lot, exchanging culture and traditions, and even arts.

One of the arts that were shared and taught was pambabatok or skin arts.  Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have different types of body art just like Baybayin which is distinct to different parts of the Philippine Peninsula.

If you try to look how the pambabatok is done, it is the same like the polynesians do.  Our skin art have deep meanings as well, like the beehive design which means 'unity'.  There are different designs including trees, waves, hagdang-hagdang palayan, and more (all of which have their own meanings).

One of the oldest, if not the only one left, and the most respected traditional tribal mambabatok is Whang Od, a lady who is part of the Kalinga tribe, uses siit (thorn) and hammers it down on your skin.  She had did batok to different tribesmen, mainly warriors for the identity status just like the pintados of the Visayas region.

A certain group of tattoo artists like 'Tatak ng Apat na Alon Tribe' are reviving this vanishing tattoo culture.  It is our pride to have our own face in the art of tattooing that is worth saving.  According to one of the best tattoo artists in Boracay, Dandy Canalita of Inkupuncture, when you want to have the traditional or the neotraditional batok and you are a foreigner, you will be charged at a higher price since originally it was forbidden to have a batok if you are not a pure blooded Filipino.

In the art of tattooing, the considered "father of tribal tattoos" is also a Filipino (too bad I forgot his name), and one of the considered 'best' in Las Vegas is Chris Garcia.
Sariling atin na dapat tangkilikin at ipagmalaki.

Photos by: apat na alon tribe, inkupuncture, dandy canalita, and allan

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