World's Oldest Tattooist Filipino Spinster Whang-od, 97, Dedicated Her Life To Tattooing Villagers Since She Learned The Ancient Practice Aged Just Ten

World’s oldest tattooist Whang-od

Meet the world’s oldest tattooist whose tribal inkings are 20 TIMES more painful than normal body art.

Filipino spinster Whang-od, 97, dedicated her life to tattooing villagers since she learned the ancient practice aged just ten.

She uses charcoal and water to make the ink, which is then hammered inside the skin using a THORN from a tree.

Hundreds of ‘tattoo tourists’ a year now trek to her remote mountain village in Kalinga province, some ten hours from the Philippines capital Manilla, for one of her ancient designs.

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