The Meaning Behind Inka Magnaye’s Tattoos

From tiny tatts to big, elaborate ones, Inka has quite the collection.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Feb 8, 2021
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If we get a peso for every time we've contemplated about getting tattoos, we'd probably have enough pocket money to buy milk tea for a week. Not only are tattoos highly #aesthetic, but they are also a creative way of expressing ourselves and the things we hold close to our hearts.

Voiceover artist and content creator Inka Magnaye is proof that tattoos can be both aesthetically pleasing and meaningful. If you've been following Inka on her social media pages, you might have already spotted a few of her intricate inks. From tiny tatts to big, elaborate ones, Inka has quite the collection.

Curious about the stories behind her ink? Inka once did a "tattoo tour" for curious followers. Read on to learn more:

Chest tattoo

Inka's first ink is the one on her chest, which is an illustration of the three elements: fire, air, and water. According to Inka, who is an Earth sign, she got the tattoo as a symbol of "completeness."

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Lower back tattoo

Her next tattoo is a pretty big one drawn on her lower back. According to Inka, she got the tattoo while she was on air doing her radio show! It's a tattoo of Greek mythology figure Medusa, done by tattoo artist Jaime Tud.

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Thigh and finger tattoos

One of the tattoos on her thighs was designed by her friend and done by tattoo artist Myke Sambajon.

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It was also Myke who did the tiny moon tattoo on her ring finger.

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On the other thigh, Inka has a tattoo of a dog's paw print which she got after her dog passed away. This tattoo was done by Topek Gungab.

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On her middle finger, Inka has a tattoo of an eye, which she says is like her third eye. This was also the work of Gungab.

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Nape tattoo

Inka's next ink was what she called her "blessings" tattoo, also done by Gungab. Inka got it in La Union, where she first saw it while meditating by the beach.

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Wrist tattoo

Another work by Gungab, Inka's wrist tattoo is the Visayan Pintados pattern which she calls the warrior tattoo.

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Arm tattoo

Another paw print sits on Inka's arm, which was again done by Gungab. The paw print represents her Aspin dog Raku.

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Shoulder tattoos

Lastly, the two tiny paw prints on both sides of Inka's shoulders represent her cats. They were also tattooed on by Gungab.

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