Tapping Ink, Tattooing Identities: Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Kalinga Society North Luzon, Philippines

Analyn V. Salvador-Amores


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Tapping Ink, Tattooing Identities: Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Kalinga Society North Luzon, Philippines
Tapping Ink, Tattooing Identities is a unique account of contemporary and past tattooing practices among the Kalinga people in Northern Luzon. Based on long-term and in-depth fieldwork, the author documents traditional tattooing practices and designs and explores the origins and meanings of the designs. However, this book also takes into account the contemporary relevance of tattooing as an aspect of asserting identity as well as a practice that draws tourists into the region. As such, the author demonstrates comprehensively that the tattooing practices of the Kalinga have both a long history as well as a hopefully vibrant future.