Lahi Philippines


Fatek is the native tattoo of Cordillera and Bontoc. In Kalinga, it is called Batek and the Ibaloy’s call it Fatok.

These words are from the sound of the stick used for tattooing. It is a sophisticated  tradition that can only be performed by indigenous people such as the great “Apo Whang-od”.

Fatek ang tawag sa katutubong tato sa Kordilyera at Bontok. Batek naman sa Kalinga, at Fatok sa Ibaloy.

Ang mga salitang ito ay mula sa tunog ng patpat na ginagamit sa pagtatato. Ito ay mabusising tradisyon na magagawa lamang ng mga katutubo gaya ni apo Whang-od.

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