Dec 18, 2012
Generations ago, tribes in the Chin province of Myanmar began to tattoo the faces of young women in order to mar them, so the king wouldn’t come and steal them away as wives. After years of this practice, it became its own tradition, separate from its original intent. Eventually, the full facial tattoos became signs of beauty rather than the opposite.
The practice has been banned for several decades now, but many of the older generation of Chin women still bear the markings…
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