Why do Filipinos, along with the Hebrews, Nords, Tibetans and other cultures, give writing symbols spiritual and cosmological meanings? If we learn a little more about Filipino tattoos and how they have such meanings deep from the past, then maybe we can understand this tendency in ancient and modern Filipinos better.
Lane Wilcken is publishing “Filipino Tattoos Ancient to Modern” and I and many people are hoping it will be released at Amazon.com next month. Lane writes that this is a book that examines the deeply spiritual symbolism of Filipino tattoos beyond Western interpretations of mere physical symbols of status and beauty.
|Photo provided courtesy of Lane Wilcken.|
Lane explains that the above image shows the different types of symbols in an Infuago man’s tattoos and that each of these symbols have names, cosmological meanings and spiritual importance. More details will be shared in his book Filipino Tattoos Ancient to Modern.
If you have knowledge about how other symbolism around the world has deeper meaning we hope to hear from you.