Michelle Dee Gets Apo Whang Od Signature Tattoo

Watch Video Of Michelle Dee Getting A Tattoo From Apo Whang Od

MICHELLE DEE – Beauty queen and actress Michelle Dee had the chance to receive tattoos from a revered traditional tattoo artist, Apo Whang Od.

Maria Oggay, widely recognized as Apo Whang-Od, holds the title of being the oldest traditional Kalinga tattoo artist in the Philippines. Since the age of 15, she has been expertly tattooing individuals, utilizing delicate equipment that requires precision.

Whang-Od achieved a milestone by gracing the cover of Vogue Philippines’ April 2023 beauty edition, becoming the oldest person ever featured on a Vogue cover.

Even celebrities are drawn to this phenomenon. Prominent personalities are among those who have braved the harsh climate of the Cordillera mountains to receive iconic tattoos from the renowned artist of Buscalan.

A video capturing Apo Whang-Od touching Piolo Pascual’s private area has been circulating online, gaining momentum across various social media platforms and eliciting diverse reactions from internet users.

Photo Source: @michelledee IG

Six months after Michelle Dee’s celebrated appearance in an evening gown inspired by Apo Whang-Od at the Miss Universe 2023 pageant, she finally had the opportunity to receive tattoos from the revered traditional artist. Dee mesmerized audiences during the global competition’s evening gown segment in November 2023, donning a Mark Bumgarner creation adorned with indigenous tattoo motifs as a tribute to the legendary “mambabatok.”

Despite her journey culminating with a Top 10 placement, Dee remained resolute in her desire to be tattooed by Whang-Od. She expressed in a May 1 Instagram post that it was the “ideal way” to commemorate her final days reigning as queen.

“Finally!! Grateful for my team @personifi.io for making this trip with me. What an amazing way to start the month of May and my final days as your reigning queen. (more to come) All love,” she wrote.

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