THE EVER RICH HISTORY OF PHILIPPINE TATTOO   2 comments

Tattoos in the Philippines have a rich history which dated way before the Spaniards ever set foot on the Islands of Visayas. Tattoos from different tribes represent their tattoos as a symbol of bravery, strength, power, beauty and status of a married life. When the Spaniards landed on the shores of the Visayan Island, they were greeted by the villagers and warriors of different clans. They named the island “La Isla De Los Pintados” which meant “The Island of the Painted Ones.”

 

A Philippine Treasure

The National Museum of the Philippines is currently preserving the 400 year’s old mummified body of the late Apo Anno. According to researchers, Apo Anno’s tattoo signifies what kind of warrior and hunter he was. And so was the tattoos found on the soles of his feet and on the top of his forehead.

 

As of today, Philippine Tattoo evolved into a more modernized art. Many of which are inspired from different parts all over the world. Tattoo’s now come in different colors, sizes and designs. Hundreds and hundreds of young Filipino artist uses tattoo as a major business in showcasing their talents. The ever more growing tattoo industry in the Philippines became popular to different bands, TV personalities, businessmen and tourist.

 

 

Posted April 18, 2012 by badsduduy in Uncategorized

2 responses to “THE EVER RICH HISTORY OF PHILIPPINE TATTOO

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  1. Hi,

    I am contacting you from a TV Production Company.

    We are producing a documentary on tattoos.

    I would like to obtain a high res photograph of Apo Anno.

    Are you the owner of this photograph?

    Best regards,

    Tamika

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