American actress Nikki Reed, known for her role as Rosalie in ‘Twilight’, shared a photo of Whang Od on her Instagram account as she continues to use social media to promote her different advocacies.
Apo Whang Od is the oldest and last surviving traditional tattoo artist (Last Mambabatok) from the Kalinga province at the age of 95. Her whole body is covered with different tribal patterns, a living canvass of the Butbut tribe’s history including her own personal stories and experiences.
The photo, which she captioned: “Hey girls, check this out. What a beautiful image. Her eyes tell a story. The art on her body and the lines on her face. I want to hang out with her. I bet she knows a lot about a lot. I hope that later on in life we can all feel proud of the stories we wear.“, has already received almost 30,000 likes and thousands of comments.
Kapamilya actress Iza Calzado was one of the many followers of Ian Somerhalder’s wife who made their comment on her post. “Beautiful and inspiring words @iamnikkireed Photo is from the book “The Last Tattooed Women of the Philippines” by @jakeverzosa featuring women from Kalinga tribe that hail from the northern part of the Philippines. Mabuhay!, Calzado said.