So I indulged in the world of Apo Whang Od and her village Buscalan. When I asked about the production of the ink for the traditional kalinga tattoos Rudi, her brother, referred to charcoal. And I gladly agreed, when he asked me if I want to see, how it is done. So he takes me to a little hut on stelts, goes straight to the stove and scratches soot from the skin of a cooking pot. First the fire burns the metall and then it is used for the ink in a mix of normal water. intense!