Vogue Philippines has decided to feature a 106-year-old tattoo artist from the mountain village of Buscalan in Philippines' Kalinga province on the cover of its April issue. Thousands of people from around the world have made the pilgrimage to Buscalan to get symbols of the Kalinga tribe -- signifying strength, bravery, and beauty -- tattooed on their skin by Apo Whang-Od, who is the country's oldest mambabatok or traditional Kalinga tattooist. According to Vogue Philippines editor-in-chief Bea Valdes, Whang-Od, who has become the oldest person ever to grace the cover of Vogue magazine, represents what is beautiful about Filipino culture. "We believe that the concept of beauty needs to evolve, and include diverse and inclusive faces and forms. What we hope to speak about is the beauty of humanity," Valdes added.

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