This includes consultation, artwork, and translation). I’ll send you a high-resolution graphic file within about 3-4 business days (large/complicated custom orders will take a bit longer). You can print or forward it to your tattoo artist to resize to your body. Styles are based on my personal handwriting and colleagues. 

Please note that it's important to me that you understand the cultural aspects of this practice. I don't want you to have something that just looks cool, although it is. You need to understand the context of the script and how it relates to our pre-colonial past, present, and future. The purpose of a tattoo is to have something personal, right?  

If your intention is to use the artwork for business purposes like a logo or incorporating it in a product for sale, please contact me at k@kabuay.com to further discuss. The services below are for personal use only. 




I've been featured in






My book available on Amazon



TEDx Talk


My artwork has been shown and discussed at:

Asian Art Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum
UC Berkeley
Staford University
Tokyo University
1st Amendment Gallery
Harvard
Asian Heritage Festival
DesignerCon
Genuine Artikle Gallery
Tokyo University
Philippine London Embassy


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to provide my words in a Philippine language?
A: No, you can give it to me in English but I suggest that you make effort to try and find out or talk to your parents or relatives that speak a Philippine language. It's part of the process. If you don't have anyone, I can do it for you. 

Q: What kind of art do you do?
A: Digital typefaces and handwritten (Baybayin Kamay)

Q: What type of file will you be sending me?
A: High-resolution jpg file that you can send to your tattoo artist or print out

Q: I'm tiny, can you size it to fit my body?
A: The file I'll send you will have a big graphic so that the tattoo artist can see the detail. They can resize it to fit your body part.

Q: What if I want more than 5 words? 
A: Email me k@kabuay.com for a quote

Q: Why should I trust you? 
A: I've been studying the script since the mid-1990s and have been doing this professionally since 2007 traveling the world teaching it. I still suggest you learn the basics so that you understand what I give you.

Q: I have more questions, can I contact you for a consultation? Is there a charge?
A: No charge, email me k@kabuay.com


*Please add your word(s) in the notes section when checking out or the order may be delayed

*Sorry, no refunds or exchanges due to the nature of my work. Please contact me if you're uncertain about what you want.