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Last Of The Tattooed Burmese Chin Tribe

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Last Of The Tattooed Burmese Chin Tribe

Women From Myanmar Shows Off Elaborate Facial Tattoo

Nowadays it’s not unusual for people turn to cosmetic tattoos to permanently enhance their eyes or lip line. Permanent make up is becoming increasingly popular, and with the growing number of surgeons/artists specializing in cosmetic tattooing, it looks like trend is here to stay.

But if you had told this to a tribe of Burmese around 200 years ago, they might have though you were a demon trying to con them into advertising their precious offspring.

Elaborate Facial Tattoo on Women of the Chin Ethnic Miniority Group in Myanmar

In a 200 year-old custom, the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar would give their daughters elaborate facial tattoos to ward off attacks from neighboring princes who would often try to kidnap girls to be concubines.

The women in picture was one of the last to receive the groups markings, which has now died out.

:: Burma Women with Tattoo Face from a Dying Tribe Tradition :: Burma Women with Tattoo Face from a Dying Tribe Tradition ::
:: Burma Women with Tattoo Face from a Dying Tribe Tradition :: Burma Women with Tattoo Face from a Dying Tribe Tradition ::
:: Burma Women with Tattoo Face from a Dying Tribe Tradition :: Burma Women with Tattoo Face from a Dying Tribe Tradition ::
:: Burma Women with Tattoo Face from a Dying Tribe Tradition :: Burma Women with Tattoo Face from a Dying Tribe Tradition ::
: Burma Women with Tattoo Face from a Dying Tribe Tradition :: Burma Women with Tattoo Face from a Dying Tribe Tradition ::

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