News Flash: Ilocos Norte’s premier tattooist, Janer Santos, bagged Best in Color and 5 other major awards at the just concluded Feel D’ Ink Tattoo and Band Fest in Poro Point, San Fernando, La Union. Congratulations, my wonderful friend!! You make us proud.
To Janer, here’s something I found interesting…
“Your necklace may break, the fau tree may burst, but my tattooing is indestructible. It is an everlasting gem that you will take into your grave.”
~Verse from a traditional tattoo artist’s song, as quoted on pbs.org, “Skin Stories: The Art and Culture of Polynesian Tattoo,” 2003
More on Janer’s winning entries on my next post. (Click to read previous post on Janer).