December 11, 2013

Tattoo Talk: Makabayan

I'm really fascinated with tattoo but since I can't have it in this lifetime, I take photos of the people I meet and ask the story behind the art.

Today's tattoo is all about the Philippines and its heroes... 

a colorful Andres Bonifacio on the left

and alibata symbol on the right.

It's KC Montero's way of being makabayan. Although raised in the US, this VJ hunk's pagiging Pinoy is marked on his arms.  When I asked KC, "Why did you choose Andres Bonifacio and not Jose Rizal?". KC replied, "Well, my friend already has Jose Rizal, although I like Rizal, too, I don't want us to have the same tattoo".

The next makabayan tattoo si from a young lady I met while waiting a cab at Robinsons Galleria.  She's based in Australia and is just in the Philippines for vacation.

Philippine map on her back to remind her of her mother land
where she plans to visit as often as she can.

“My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.” 
― Johnny Depp


  1. I've always wanted to get a tattoo that will show my love for the country but I want it to be something unique. My tattoos always have a special meaning in my life and tells the story of how I lived it and how I want it to be :)


    1. when you have one na, please let me know so I can take a photo and feature you here.

  2. I've been thinking for a year now, what should i get? what tattoo should I put and where? i always wanted a tramp stamp, i know it's not a good place to put it but i always wanted there and on my nape ;) Will think it through first but I am considering it really soon! ;)

    1. I want one just above my left breast. I want it where my heart is...


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