Apo Whang-Od, well known mambabatok, (tattoo artist), and the last one among the Kalinga. However despite what everyone says of her being the last one and when she dies the Kalinga tattooing tradition dies with her, that is false. She is currently training her young niece, Grace, whose strong interest in preserving the tattooing tradition among the Kalinga, a tradition that has died out over years of colonization among the rest of the Philippines especially among the Bisayans who were called the Pintados, “the Painted Ones”, by the Spaniards as they were known to be covered in tattoo’s all over their body, will keep the tradition alive.
Me wearing the labret IIade last night. Its comfortable. And corrected the issues I was having with my other jewelry almost instantly. Well see how it goes through the next couple weeks. I don’t have any other jewelry because my jewelry box dissapeared. So I’m hopeful. #jewelry #stones #labret #stretchedlabret #septumpiercing #septum #mustache #beards #uglylips #diy #lasvegas #rocks
For hundreds of years, a mystery surrounded the cathedral of Venzone, a small city in the province of Udine, Italy. Instead of decomposing normally, bodies buried in the tombs beneath the cathedral were perfectly preserved and still recognizable decades later, a fact which led the townspeople to periodically retrieve and commune with their dead loved ones. In modern times, scientists finally traced the source of this wonder to Hypha tombicina, a microscopic, parasitic fungus that rapidly dehydrates the bodies before decomposition can even begin. (via)
Tonight with a little guidance from @bevelthedog I made my first labret piece. For a first time ever cutting. Carving. Shaping. And polishing a piece of stone to jewelry state, I don’t think I did to bad. Made from a stone I found in the desert. Not sure what it is. Let me know what you think. #rocks #jewelry #labret #labret #stretchedlabrets