- Filipina tattoo artist Whang Od has been honored by Hollywood actress Evangeline Lilly through Instagram
- Whang Od, 101, became well-known because of batok, an old form of tattooing through hand-tapping
- Evangeline, 38, has posted a photo and a sketch of Whang Od
Filipina artist Whang Od has been honored by Hollywood actress Evangeline Lilly; who shared a photo and a sketch of the 101-year-old Kalinga native.
On Instagram, Evangeline wrote, “#beauty #age #power Wang Od by #justbry c/o @modernbe_.”
Whang Od is known as the oldest “mambabatok” or traditional tattoo artist in Kalinga. She does an old form of tattooing through hand-tapping.
Meanwhile, the Philippines holds a special place in Evangeline’s heart because she stayed in the country for weeks when she was still younger.
“When I was 18, I went to the Philippines for three weeks. I was on the island of Palawan and lived in the jungle with tribal people, which was incredible,” she shared.