16 thoughts on “Traditional Kalinga Tattoo”

  1. From Wikipedia:

    Kalinga is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Tabuk and borders Mountain Province to the south, Abra to the west, Isabela to the east, Cagayan to the northeast, and Apayao to the north. Prior to 1995, Kalinga and Apayao used to be a single province named Kalinga-Apayao, until they were split into two to better service the needs of individual native tribes in the provinces.

  2. From Wikipedia:Kalinga is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Tabuk and borders Mountain Province to the south, Abra to the west, Isabela to the east, Cagayan to the northeast, and Apayao to the north. Prior to 1995, Kalinga and Apayao used to be a single province named Kalinga-Apayao, until they were split into two to better service the needs of individual native tribes in the provinces.

  3. i would love to see more traditional kalinga tattoo… my dad has a kalinga blood and i wish to have my first tattoo. i’d love it to be a kalinga tribal tattoo… (i think)

  4. i would love to see more traditional kalinga tattoo… my dad has a kalinga blood and i wish to have my first tattoo. i’d love it to be a kalinga tribal tattoo… (i think)

  5. Greetings, I humbly seek help. I too would like to have a pinoy tribal tatto, in which the design can also be worn by my children recognizing them to be part of my lineage. A family seal if you may. I have already requested it to the “tatak ng 4 na alon” but to no avail. I answered their survey in their website and along the way got a misunderstanding with one of their representatives in LA,it came to the point where we have threatend each other. I have to back down since his threat may also harm my family, sad…It seems I have no way of contacting the founding members of “tatak ng 4 na alon”, without having to past through that F*%$@ agent of theirs. And that is why I seek your help. Help in finding a source to research the correct drawings for my tattoo. Thank you.

  6. i want to speak freely, as i am a free man. first of all, in relation to having a “tribal” tattoo which a handful here were refering to, as far as i know, there exists no such thing as a family seal. secondly, to the person who wants a Kalinga tattoo, the “batok”, as what my people the Kalingas refer to, is no joke. Our old men and noble warriors earned these according to rigid traditions of bravery, courage, and the usual “savagery”, as how the ignorant colonized people refer to. One must prove his worth to earn the tattoos, otherwise, you risk insulting a whole culture.

    on the topic regarding the tatak ng apat na alon group, although they claim that their agenda is for the appreciation and preservation of native tattoos, their ignorance and insolence overshadow anything positive, if there is, in their claim. they are, if i may say, culture capitalists, seemingly “patriotic” skin deep, but totally devoid of any genuine understanding of the history and meaning of native tattoos, most especially my people’s.

    I would love to see them go up my village and see how they would react to our old men, our tattoed men, who they have insulted with their arrogant bastardization of our revered tattoos.

    to keith d., if your heart really seeks our tattoos, tell your dad, go home to our ili, ask the wisdom and permission of the old and noble, and maybe, you will find luck, or better yet, blessing and have your tattoos done according to our traditions.

  7. Wow, are the guys at the tatak ng apat na alon group really like that? It sucks that Marlon had gotten into it with one of the reps.

  8. He’s not the only one that says that about tatak ng apat na alon. I know someone else that said the same thing about some of their other members, and that all their in it for is the money.

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