The Last Mambabatok || Short Film
Apo Whang-Od is considered the world's last Mambabatok (hand-tap tattoo artist) from her generation.
At the estimated age of 99, she is now passing the tattooing tradition to a new generation in her tribe including her grand-niece Grace.
The tradition of this style of tattoo started as a symbol of pride for warriors and a marking of beauty for females in the Butbut tribe and has now taken a unique turn in their village, Kalinga, situated remotely in the mountains of the Luzon province in The Philippines.
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