Want to feel like a real warrior based on Asia particularly from the cordilleras? Go meet our guests the mambabatok tattoo artists, in order to have a chance to have the symbols of warriors which originated a thousand years ago etched on your body.


Batok is a traditional tattooing practice in the Philippines that has been around for about a thousand years. It involves tribal designs that enhance the beauty of Filipino women, typically those of the right age. However, the art isn’t exclusive to women, as men who prove their worthiness can also participate in the tradition. Many men with these tattoos are Kalinga warriors, marked with designs representing were sacred and a symbol of power, courage, and dominance. Kalinga warriors and headhunters earned their body art which represented the battles they won. While batok beautifies women, men’s tattoos symbolize bravery and earn them respect. The artists who create these tattoos are called mambabatoks, but the practice is at risk due to the passing of original practitioners. The process involves using a bamboo stick, an orange thorn needle, and soot mixed with water to create ink. A blade of grass is used to draw the pattern on the skin, and the tattoo is made by pricking the skin with the orange thorn needle. The pain is significant due to the thorn’s texture, but the pursuit of beauty outweighs the discomfort.

๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€! Oh wait, will there be horses at the Faire?ย ๐Ÿค”

The Queen has heard thee! The realm cavalry shall be ready to lend their trusty steeds and give thee the chance to impress the tavern ladies and gents with your horse-riding skills. Just remember to dress fancy and mighty as the realm’s horses are the fairest of them all!

Officially launched in 2008,ย Geisha’s Blade ่Šธ่€…ใฎๅˆƒย has established itself as the pioneer in providing superior Japanese-style swords in the Philippines. Their commitment lies in making high-quality Japanese swords, and armors accessible to Japanese martial arts practitioners and sword collectors and enthusiasts at an affordable cost.

In addition to their Japanese-style swords and armors, including their flagship product โ€” the shinken (modern crafted katana meticulously hand forged and made specifically for tameshigiri or sword cutting practice,) they also replicate and offer swords from high-fantasy franchises such as Lord of the Rings and The Witcher. These swords will surely make you feel like you are a knight of the elven kingdom, ready to fight foes! They also offer unsharpened swords, suitable for cosplay, iaijutsu, and kata practice.

Catch a glimpse of Geisha’s Blade swords on Ren Faire PH 2024! Send them a message and let the forging of your elven sword started at once! And would you want to experience the splendor of Japanese armor? Come hither as Geishaโ€™s Blade will be bringing theirs for you to try!

True Edge HEMA Guild Baguioย is a Historical European Martial Arts School dedicated to youth development and promoting fun and creativity.

They will be having a booth where you can test your archery skills! Prepare to wield bow and arrow and fret not if you’re new into archery as their skilled instructors are ready to guide archers of all levels. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned bowman, they’ll help you hit the bullseye!

Share this post with fellow archers and marksmen! Let the realm know that the True Edge HEMA Guild archery Booth awaits their steady aim.

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