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Yanninks Tattoo Studio in Boracay Island, Philippines featuring talented artist and owner, Ryan Anthony Saltiga
Yanninks Tattoo Studio
Tattoos are now more acceptable in the society and more people are getting their body tattooed or as the popular lingo for it, “inked.” For so many personal reasons that may be, this form of body art has become mainstream. It is a transformation into one’s own personal canvas for statement, either artistic or counter-cultural of cool. Tattoo body art has been part of Filipino culture that dates back before the Spaniards came to the Philippine Islands in 1600’s. Boracay Island is one of the places that embraced this old age and rich tradition. We are proud to have such a number of talented tattoo artists around Boracay Island and one of them is Ryan Anthony Saltiga. He is also the owner of Yanninks Tattoo in Station 3 (refer to our Guidebook Map 3, F4), a highly reputable tattoo and piercings studio in Boracay Island. Yanninks have a clean and newly renovated modern studio and is housed with other gifted artists “Bebot” and “Ryan” who both work beside Mr. Saltiga. Some of his famous clients are Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Arnel Pineda, the lead singer the band Journey and Hollywood actor Michael Madsen.
Ryan Anthony Saltiga, 32, was originally from Pagadian City in Mindanao and has moved to Iligan City for college. He then again moved to Cebu City to continue further his Civil Engineering course. While he was in college in Cebu City, Philippines, he has supported himself financially as a sideline artist and a singer in a band. He once did a back draft painting for a show and that is how he was discovered by a tattoo group of artists who then on hired him as an in-house artist in 2002. He also has apprenticed learning the works of a tattoo gun and has become a certified tattoo artist in 2004. He had never seen himself as a tattoo artist before that and the craft has come to him instead. Tattooing has now become his main passion. He always wanted to take upon Fine Arts in College but it was something that his parents had not approved at the time. He eventually dropped out of engineering school due to its high academic demand and pursued his passion in the arts, tattooing and music simultaneously. I would think that he had made the best choice, as now he is the proud owner of Yanninks Tattoo, one of the biggest tattoo studios in Boracay Island. His greatest muses are his wife, Jessica and his daughter, Leila. His favorite form is realism tattoo art and his works are inspired by some of his favorite famous artists; Tim Hendricks of Miami Ink and Joseph O of Singapore. He also goes to Switzerland and Paris around June to be a guest tattoo artist at some friends’ shops. You can catch Ryan and his band in Bombom Bar playing live music every night, as music is still his other passion.
Come and book with us and do not forget to meet Boracay Island’s very own celebrity. Or if you want to get “inked” yourself, why not from someone who will definitely do a great and professional job on your body; it’s only a life-long permanent decision.
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