Check out this amazing photo from the Daily Mail. According to the site, this woman is from the ethnic minority group known as the Chin, who reside in Myanmar. Apparently, face tattooing was a preventive measure to stop young girls from being kidnapped and turned into concubines by neighboring tribes. In any case, this woman is the last survivor to bear such a tattoo, as the 200 year old custom has since died out. Link via Neatorama.
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October 27, 2006 - 10:04am