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I'm grateful for all the uplifting & inspiring people I meet in my travels. Maraming salamat @firstrodeo for your trust in our ancestors & in me. May your tatak/batek serve you well and bless you. My thanks also to Chris, Cecil, & Arlo for the stretching. I could not have done the work without you. <<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>>
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Reading through #forgottenchildrenofmaui by @lanewilcken . Awesome stuff and worth sharing. #aurianacéline loves it too!

Its my 5th year tattooing at the Pacific Ink & Art Expo @hawaiitattooexpo! I will be doing batok both at the expo & privately. Excited to see old friends and meet new ones! Hope to see you there! 😃 Maraming salamat to @dannycasler
For bringing me back to the expo. 🙏 *photo on the right by @gtongi ◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇
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When people hear of Maui, they mainly think of the island named after him in the Hawaiian archipelago. In Polynesia, Maui is best known as a superman, a demigod who performed incredible feats of strength like fishing up islands and capturing the sun. His timeless stories are still shared throughout the Pacific Islands as they have been for countless generations. Some islands claim him to be a god, others a semi-divine man, but many count this bold adventurer as an ancestor. For more than two centuries, western scholars have worked to record the tales of this mythic hero from around the Pacific. However, these anthropologists have overlooked and largely ignored the traditions of the Philippine Islands. Yet, hidden within the ancient mythology, extinct tattoos, and dying rituals of the Philippines, lays the powerful impact of a man well known in Polynesia, but nearly forgotten in the Philippines. Lane Wilcken, the author of Filipino Tattoos: Ancient to Modern, deciphers the fragments of the Maui tradition of the Philippines and compares them with what is known in the Pacific Islands to restore a holistic understanding of Maui and the traditions surrounding him. In this groundbreaking work he reveals the actual life history of a world changing progenitor hidden in the metaphors of mythic traditions that still affect us today. ❤❤ #author @lanewilcken #forgottenchildrenofmaui #maui #matau #Makau #aponitolau #fishhook #seaspirit #lovestory #diwata #mauitiki #pacificislander #filipino #polynesian #southpacific

Honored to have the opportunity to paint Lane Wilcken • Filipino Traditional Tattoo Practitioner. Additionally, he wrote books of "Filipino Tattoos Ancient to Modern" and "The Forgotten Children of Maui". Please check out his books and discover something fascinating. #lanewilcken #forgottenchildrenofmaui #filipinotattoosancienttomodern #portraitoilpainting #oilpainting

United to have my Ancestors of my Islands of the Philippines on my leg. This represents LuMAUIg (Maui) and Angngalo (Tangaloa) and how we explored and spread on the Pacfifc. Our creation. Thank you so much Kapatid @lanewilcken for the bestiwing me with this Mark of our people. Thank you so much @jonesy10628 and @Arlipagaduan !!! I couldn have done it without you guys for the Stretching!

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"but darling, you were always wilder than the wind. you are made of #WOMAN!" - @isra.althibeh #InternationalWomensDay #HappyWomensDay 🚺💟♒️•
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Today someone told me I was a wild #wahine. I agree! Honored to walk in the footsteps and sail in the wake of these women who came before me... 🌬🌊🌀💃🏾🖤 #ShesLikeTheWind #JOYous #PinayVoyager #JOYwouldGo #TeManaOTeMoana #PacificVoyagers #OurBlueCanoe #StarChasers #ForgottenChildrenOfMaui

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💻REMINDER to watch @baybayin & our friends on Kabayan Today! If you're outside of L.A. or Hawaii, follow Kababayan Today on Youtube & see the episode tomorrow! Thanks again to @inkanor / @gtongi / @kulturafilms for putting this together to bring these ancient artifacts back into the hearts & minds of our people! Thanks also to @datuclan for the killer soundtrack! Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat! -Lane 😊
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@kitschkween received these handtapped ancient Tagalog designs for her ancestors & her children's names in baybayin on her back. Maraming salamat for your trust. My thanks to @velogucela & @baybayin for stretching for this beautiful piece. <<<<>>>><<<<>>>><<<<>>>>><<<<>>>><<<<>>>>
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@kitschkween received these handtapped ancient Tagalog designs for her ancestors & her children's names in baybayin on her back. Maraming salamat for your trust. My thanks to @velogucela & @baybayin for stretching for this beautiful piece. <<<<>>>><<<<>>>><<<<>>>>><<<<>>>><<<<>>>>
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I'm grateful for all the uplifting & inspiring people I meet in my travels. Maraming salamat @firstrodeo for your trust in our ancestors & in me. May your tatak/batek serve you well and bless you. My thanks also to Chris, Cecil, & Arlo for the stretching. I could not have done the work without you. <<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>>
#KATAOlivingtraditions #FilipinoTattoosAncienttoModern #ForgottenChildrenofMaui
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#handtapped #filipinotattoos #pinoy #filipinopride #decolonize #brotherhood #kapwa #mambabatok #filipinotattoo #creationmyth #prefilipino #nativeland #firsttattoo #positivepeople #filipinotribal #astig #lanewilcken #culturalrevival #blackwork #mabuhay #ancestorsremembered #spiritualtattoos #austronesian #handtappedtattoo #piae

Its my 5th year tattooing at the Pacific Ink & Art Expo @hawaiitattooexpo! I will be doing batok both at the expo & privately. Excited to see old friends and meet new ones! Hope to see you there! 😃 Maraming salamat to @dannycasler
For bringing me back to the expo. 🙏 *photo on the right by @gtongi ◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇
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United to have my Ancestors of my Islands of the Philippines on my leg. This represents LuMAUIg (Maui) and Angngalo (Tangaloa) and how we explored and spread on the Pacfifc. Our creation. Thank you so much Kapatid @lanewilcken for the bestiwing me with this Mark of our people. Thank you so much @jonesy10628 and @Arlipagaduan !!! I couldn have done it without you guys for the Stretching!

#Batok#knowyourroots#batoktattoo#tatak#tatau#Pinoys#Austronesians#austronesia#islandes#pacificislanders#love#tattoo#handtappedtattoo#traditionaltattoos#ink#vegas#Lasvegas#LaneWilcken#forgottenchildrenofmaui#honortheancestors

Recently found this photo of Apo Whang-od & I (2010) while looking for images for an article I wrote for the Kalinga Association of North America's journal. Looking to visit Whang-od again before the end of the year.
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More than adornment, Salvie's batuk was applied to prepare her to rebury her ancestors' bones ravaged by an archeological dig. In about a month she will rebury them with all the dignity they deserve. I am so honored to have assisted you in your preparation @anak_ni_lapulapu. It was an emotional time for me as well completing nearly 2 years of tattooing for you and seeing the heaviness of your responsibility settle upon you. I'm so proud of you accepting this sacred task given to you by your ancestors. Many blessings ading Salvie! <<<<>>>><<<<>>>><<<<>>>>><<<<>>>><<<<>>>>
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My thanks to all the stretchers who assisted us on this journey @velogucela @callmekalala @cadizzzer @ave_jbird @lyn.pacificar @virgilapostol @appliedanthro @datu_kawili @inkanor @libertysauce. 🙏

The tools of our trade we humbly use in honor and remembrance of our ancestors.

Reading through #forgottenchildrenofmaui by @lanewilcken . Awesome stuff and worth sharing. #aurianacéline loves it too!

Happy Aloha Memorial Monday! Always blessed to be able to pay trouble to our ancestor anito Maui especially on this Memorial Day weekend 🙏🏾🌅🌀 On the summit of Haleakala, MAUI! "Maui climbed up Heleakala and waited for the sun to rise from its house, Haleakala. When the sun emerged, Maui seized on of the sun's shining legs and said, 'O sun, I will kill you! You are a mischief maker! You make trouble for Hina by going so fast!' Then Maui broke the sun's shining leg." - The Forgotten Children of Maui by @lanewilcken #TheForgottenChildrenofMaui #ForgottenChildrenofMaui #Maui #Haleakala #Heleakala #Haleakalasummit #HouseoftheSun #TalesofMaui #Mauitamesthesun #Hawaii #Filipinotattoos #Filipinotattoo #LuMAUig #Lumawig #Kula #KulaHawaii #angulo #kanaloa #ancestorsanddescendants #sunset #hawaiisunset #haleakalasunset #KulaMaui

More from last Saturday...I've been healing up and very pleased with how it's been going. Looking forward to more.
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A joint work in progress with @oliviaofdoom building on a wrist piece by @katribu_tatu to honor her abilities. Always enjoy sharing space with you and your picky ancestors Olivia! 😃 You are a bright light! Maraming salamat to kapatid @velogucela for stretching!
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#LAPULAPU is my HERO! ❤️❤️❤️ •
His descendant who was on Mama Hōkūle'a's maiden voyage to Tahiti in 1976 is also one of my heros. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 •
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HAPPY DEATH of MAGELLAN DAY. 496 years ago today, the Mactan chieftain Lapu-Lapu & his men killed Magellan & drove off the rest of the Spaniards. Unfortunately this was not the end of the Spanish influence in our islands. Now nearly 500 years of cultural genocide later, it is our responsibility to reclaim our ancestral traditions & identity. (FYI: I recolored this photo to make their headbands and bahag RED the color of a Warrior's prowess. In the original painting they were wearing white which would have been inappropriate since it was reserved for funerals and mourning.)
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