BUSCALAN- The TATTOO VILLAGE
At 102 years old Whang-od is often described as the "last" Mambabatok "Traditional Kalinga Tattooist". Her village of Buscalan has become a mecca for tattoo aficionados the world over. Getting there takes some doing. First is The three-hour bus ride from Bontoc, the province's main city through the Kalinga Valley and then a 45-minute walk up the mountainside.. But for those who preserver, the rewards are great; a tattoo from Whang-Od is a one of a kind piece of art from the master herself and a conversation piece at your next party!