She should not have been brought to Manila for Manila Fame and let her tattoo 200 people in 2 days.
▪️In Buscalan, she makes art for only 2-3 people PER DAY. She is 100 years old, let her have the rest she needs for her age.
▪️She is a national treasure, and do not strip her dignity off for the sake of capitalism.
▪️No, having a tattoo from her IN MANILA does not make you a cultured person. If you want to experience her art, go and travel to her place, immerse in her community, learn her story, and make your own story out of your tattoo. And PAY her directly, PAY HER MORE, because she gives you a part of her rich culture’s history.
▪️Do not distort cultural norms by being an instrument to commercialism and consumerism.
▪️Do not exploit a person for personal gains. There is a story in every tattoo that she does. Do not commodify a unique culture, more so a member of an indigenous tribe.