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Filipino Kalinga Tattoos - I want this lady's tattoos AND outfit!

A Kalinga woman with heirloom beads used to pay for tattooing. Photo by Sidney Snoeck

Kalinga bikking (chest tattoo), ca. 1900. This chief, as evident by his complex markings, took many a head. He is fortified in a tattooed skin of centipede scales (ufug).

Kalinga bikking (chest tattoo), ca. This chief, as evident by his complex markings, took many a head. He is fortified in a tattooed skin of centipede scales (ufug).

'Sue Lillian Brown, better known as Betty Broadbent, was only 18 years old in 1927 when she joined the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus as the youngest professional tattooed woman in the U.S.'

'Sue Lillian Brown, better known as Betty Broadbent, was only 18 years old in 1927 when she joined the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus as the youngest professional tattooed woman in the U.' The most badass thing I've ever seen

Dr. Katsunari Fukushi with a wet specimen from the preserved Japanese skin tattoo collection started by his father, Dr Masaichi Fukushi. Medical Pathology Museum of Tokyo University. 1983.

“The Medical Pathology Museum of Tokyo University contains a collection of around 105 preserved human skins tattooed in the traditional Japanese style, including a number of full body suits.” Japanese human body suit being prepared for tanning.

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These Tattoos will have you rethinking your ink. On point Japanese Tattoos that will put anyone's Ink to shame.

Talaingod, Davao del Norte, Philippines - It was more than a month ago when about a thousand Manobo lumads - Mindanao island's indigenous people - were evacuated to Davao City to escape the military activity that began in early March in their ancestral domain in the mountains of Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

/Vincent Go/Al Jazeera A elderly Manobo tribesman displays his tattoos, which reflect his accomplishments and status in the community.

Lang-ay Festival

Indigenous peoples' organizations in the Philippines describe a new human rights watchdog as a “publicity ploy” and “cover up” by President Aquino.

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