Women tattoo their faces to 'make them less attractive to kidnappers'

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Women tattoo their faces to 'make them less attractive to kidnappers'

Post by Pear » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:39 pm

With a variety of styles and designs the detailed markings have a deep rooted cultural significance to the largely Christian community.

Photographer and cyber security expert, Teh Han Lin took the intimate pictures on a recent trip to Myanmar.
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He said: “When I planned to visit Myanmar (formerly Burma) I was researching about tribes there and I found out about the Chin tribe.”

There have been numerous theories into the origin of the face tattoos and why it only applies to women.

Full story: The Sun

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