Custom Baybayin Art and Translations

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    Work from Tha Kuya

    These images are works from Tha Kuya in San Diego, California.

    l_3cdb761e5a114ea0816887926a52c2dbThis is an unfinished tattoo of Daryl with his version of 3 Stars and a Sun. He promised us that he will share its complete look as soon as it got finished.

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    These three photos that means ROBLES are from Pinoy Tribal.

    l_7427668e8456439098c8fe871e46b8f4This simple letter tattoo also means ROBLES.

    These tattoos unveil the richness of Philippine culture. We can see this by the different designs these artist are making. There are still many designs and meaning of tattoos out there. They are not merely decorations of the body but have greater meanings that we should learn and know.

    It’s Baybayin

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    Jerweezee (San Diego CA)
    Filipino Sun/Alibata/Tribal by Salvation Ink San Diego “The Kuya”
    “We have the Filipino sun on the back and on the arm the word Pinoy with Alibata of kids name and Filipino/Hawaiian fusion tribal.”

    Ancient Filipino script shouldn’t be called in any other way but Baybayin.

    Baybayin was coined alibata by a National Language Institute member Paul Rodriguez Versoza in 1939. The said term was based on a Maguindanao alphabet related to the Arabic alif, ba, ta. There are no supporting evidences though on Versoza’s theory of baybayin and the Arabic language’s relation.

    The word baybayin originated from the Tagalog root word baybay which literally means spell. And the shapes of the baybayin characters have a similarity to the ancient Javanese Kavi script. Usage of baybayin is known to have started as early as the 1400s.

    The baybayin is a syllabic writing system called abugida and made up of 17 characters which can increase into 45 when the characters are combined with vowel-modifying marks called kudlits.

    Baybayin.com offers more information about this ancient script.

    It's Baybayin

    5

    Jerweezee (San Diego CA)
    Filipino Sun/Alibata/Tribal by Salvation Ink San Diego “The Kuya”
    “We have the Filipino sun on the back and on the arm the word Pinoy with Alibata of kids name and Filipino/Hawaiian fusion tribal.”

    Ancient Filipino script shouldn’t be called in any other way but Baybayin.

    Baybayin was coined alibata by a National Language Institute member Paul Rodriguez Versoza in 1939. The said term was based on a Maguindanao alphabet related to the Arabic alif, ba, ta. There are no supporting evidences though on Versoza’s theory of baybayin and the Arabic language’s relation.

    The word baybayin originated from the Tagalog root word baybay which literally means spell. And the shapes of the baybayin characters have a similarity to the ancient Javanese Kavi script. Usage of baybayin is known to have started as early as the 1400s.

    The baybayin is a syllabic writing system called abugida and made up of 17 characters which can increase into 45 when the characters are combined with vowel-modifying marks called kudlits.

    Baybayin.com offers more information about this ancient script.

    Premium custom Baybayin design and translation

    Custom Baybayin translation & design service. I’ll send you a graphic file within 48-72 hours you can print and take to your local tattoo artist. I’ve done about 100 designs since this site started in May 2007. Here are some samples:

    Pambuan Arnis
    Pambuan Arnis
    I will die a Catholic
    i will die a catholic
    Lakas
    lakas baybayin
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    Brandon Vera's Baybayin tattoos

    UFC Light-Heavyweight contender Brandon Vera has 4 big Baybayin tattoos on his back signifying Mundo (Earth), Hangin (Wind), Tubig (Water) and Apoy (Fire). Based on the photos below, it looks like the MU character is missing a kudlit below it. Without the kudlit, it would read MA-N-DO. While Mundo is conversational Tagalog for Earth, Lupa (Dirt) is probably more proper. Interested in getting artwork of this old pre-Filipino writing system? Check out the translation services.

    Brandon Vera Baybayin alibata tattoos

    Interested to learn more about this pre-Filipino writing system? Check out Baybayin.com.

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