Visayan full facial tattoo ‘Bangut’ sometimes called Langi because of the gaping jaw design tattoo like a crocodile opening its mouth, other are gaping beak design like a hawk about to attack its prey.
Dagway sa Katigulangan Bisaya
(The Face of feudal Visayan)
The Face tattoo is only restricted for those Elite Warriors of Feudal Visayas, according to Book Barangay sixteenth-century philippine culture and society by William Henry Scott, ‘Bangut’ is what they called the face-tattoo, other Visayan language probably? had a different term for the face-tattoo, the design which mimics a crocodiles jaw is called ‘langi’ it also mentioned about a beak design, In Pigafettas journal he mentioned that Rajah Humanbon of Cebu had a flame-like design tattoo on his face.
“The Red head-gear or Pudong/Purong is what they called “Magalong”, it signifies the most valiant warrior in Feudal Visayas.”