Buscalan, Kalinga, Philippines
At 102 years old Whang-od is often described as the "last" and oldest mambabatok "traditional Kalinga tattooist". Her village of Bucalan has become a mecca for tattoo aficionados the world over. Getting to Bucalan Village takes some doing but the rewards are great. To get there requires a three-hour bus ride from Bontoc the province's main city through the breathtaking Kalinga Valley, after which one has a 45-minute hike up the mountainside paths to the village, which is not directly serviced by a road.