Panel: Indigenous Filipino Tattoo

Philip Orpilla and his older brother Mel dedicate much of their free time educating people on traditional customs and practices of Philippine Tribal Tattoo. They will both be at Pacific Media Expo sharing their knowledge and expertise on Indigenous Filipino Tatoos.

They are both part of Tatak ng Apat na Alon, an organization dedicated to reviving the traditional cultures and tattoos of the Philippine Islands. Its translated name, Mark of the Four Waves, is a reference to the “waves” of immigrants who came to the Philippines over many millennia:

  1. Afro-Asiatics
  2. Malay-Polynesian
  3. Deuteron-Malays
  4. the Spanish

The influences, both good and bad, of each of these waves have combined to create the islands’ culture. Tatak ng Apat na Alon intends to resurrect the positive, repair the negative, and move into the future while keeping its roots firmly planted in the past.

  • Date
  • Sunday, Nov 10
  • Time
  • 11AM – 12PM
  • Location
  • LP3