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100-year-old Filipina Tattoo Artist Keeps Tradition Alive
By Megan Reilly
Maria Fang-od Oggay is a ritual tattoo artist of the Butbut tribe of the Kalinga ethnic group in the northern Philippines. With ink made of pine soot and a thorn from a bitter citrus tree as her needle, she creates works of art that are wearable - literally. Her fame has brought tourists to her village and inspired a younger generation to learn the traditional craft. Read more via the New York Times.