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These Tribes Had a Very Good Reason to Tattoo Their Daughters’ Faces

Dec 18, 2012 By Abraham

Generations ago, tribes in the Chin province of Myanmar began to tattoo the faces of young women…

Why would they do that, you ask?

Surprising as it may seem, it turns out they actually had a pretty good reason.


    1. Paul says:

      “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.”

      So, no, it doesn’t make American tattoos seem more sensible since these started as a tradition with a very practical purpose.

    2. losey says:

      No. Unless one of those ladies has a symbol from a foreign language that is supposed to represent and element or emotion, no. Plus tribal doesn’t mean two broken lines trying to look like barbed wired to these ladies.

  1. Stu says:

    I like them. I would like to have seen them on younger faces too to see how they interact with facial bone structures. Some of them have aged very nicely though. Much more beautiful than a typical, Western tattoo of barbed wire or a ladybug or whatever.

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