Sofia Andres armed with flowers in new tattoos

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 04/05/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Another local celebrity got inked in Cebu. Actress Sofia Andres got tattooed in Cebu when the actress visited Cebuano minimalist tattoo artist Jello Talaboc on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Sofia took to her Instagram account posting…

Barbie Imperial enjoys Cebu

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 04/02/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Cebu is not just a home to beautiful destinations. It is also a home to beautiful visitors.  Barbie Imperial shared on Friday, April 1, photos from her beach trip in Cebu City. “Beach day with the…

Jet Lee gets tattoo from Apo Whang-Od

Doris Mondragon 03/30/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Cebuana moto vlogger Maria Rica Cabarrubias, also known as Jet Lee, got a tattoo from Apo Whang-Od in Kalinga.  This she shared via photos on her Facebook page on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. “Sulit ang 146…

Barbie Imperial gets inked in Cebu: ‘More self love 2022’

Immae Lachica 03/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— More self love 2022.  This is Barbie Imperial’s mantra for the year after everything that has happened in her life lately.  Barbie decided to mark this new journey by getting a little red heart…

Barbie Imperial gets inked in Cebu

Doris Mondragon 03/29/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Barbie Imperial got herself a new tattoo. Cebuano tattoo artist Jello Talaboc shared on social media some photos of Barbie on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.  Talaboc shared that Barbie got herself a small red heart on…

Mata ni Kiray ipina-tattoo ng dyowa sa dibdib: Alam ko patay na patay ka sa akin!

Ervin Santiago 09/27/2021

OO, Kiray! Ikaw na! Ikaw na talaga ang SAKALAM! Yan ang nagkakaisang komento ng mga netizens tungkol sa pagpapa-tattoo ng boyfriend niyang si Stephan Estopia. Ibinandera ng Kapuso comedienne sa kanyang Instagram page ang desisyon ng kanyang…

FACES OF CEBU: Jello Talaboc, 30, Cebuano minimalist tattoo artist

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 09/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—People’s perception about having a tattoo has gradually changed over time.  Now, society has accepted this work of art that even women are getting inked.  One of those who helped with this boom is noted…

Kiray Celis’ face tattooed on BF’s chest: ‘Walang sisihan ha?!’

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/25/2021

CEBU, Philippines — Comedienne Kiray Celis took to social media to proudly announce that her boyfriend, Stephan Estopia, is getting his first tattoo.  And he wanted Celis’ face tattooed on his chest. “FOREVER NA ITO! PINATATTOO NG…

Siloys and their tattoo stories #NationalTattooDay

Immae Lachica 07/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— For years, tattoos were one of the biggest taboos in the world. These works of art have been wrongfully associated with crimes and even with drugs. But as time unfolds, minds become more open…

Racist remarks on Filipinos stir anger on social media

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 09/13/2020

SEOUL — A brutal war of words erupted on social media from what started as a mistake by a Filipino American TikTok personality. Over the past few days, ethnic Koreans and Filipinos have been exchanging derogatory and…

A painful tattoo experience

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 08/12/2020

In the Philippines, tattooing has been around for years and is a part of the country’s vibrant and colorful culture. When Spanish colonizers arrived in the Visayas five hundred years ago, they battled native warriors whose bodies…

Cebuano coach gets Kobe Bryant-inspired tattoo to honor the fallen basketball star

Immae Lachica 02/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— After Kobe Bryant’s sudden demise on January 26, people around the world paid tribute to the fallen basketball star in their own little way. Just recently, basketball superstar, Lebron James was seen with a…

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