The Pinulikawkaw

Semantically, pinulikawkaw — the past tense of malikawkaw or to go around — means losing one’s pursuers. Thus, in the headhunting tradition, this tattoo is a protection piece for Ifugao warriors during a headhunting raid. Wearers of the pinulikawkaw believe that the tattoo renders them invisible to enemy trackers or scouts.

On a more contemporary context, the pinulikawkaw refers to having traveled to a destination via a lesser known or unfamiliar route. It symbolizes adventurism.


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