Kakau and Batok Talk: Tattoos from Hawai’i and the Philippines
(20 min. and 29 sec. long)
At the conclusion of her fieldwork in the mountains of northern Luzon in the Philippines, anthropologist Analyn Salvador-Amore filmed an encounter with Hawaiian tattoo practitioner Keone Nunes and a Butbut tattoo practitioner Whang-Od. The conversations reveal a deep connection with traditional tattooing practices from Polynesia to the Philippines.