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Tattooed Face 2

Tattooed Face 2

Nikon D700
1/50s f/3.8 at 56.0mm iso320 full exif

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khaled_im20-Jul-2010 16:39
...and yet, the beauty of her eyes shines through, as well as the gentleness of her character; understandably, there's sadness & regret there too...
David Lazar01-Jun-2010 15:22
I photographed these people in villages outside of Mrauk U.
Tattooing the faces of young women is a tradition that after many centuries in Myanmar has now come to an end. Beautiful girls from villages in the Chin state had their faces tattooed in order to taint their beauty and stop men from other tribes and kingdoms unwillingly taking them away and forcing them to marry. Now the practice has come to an end, with only a few last remaining generations of tattooed ladies existing today.
Adam 31-May-2010 04:53
Can you tell me where abouts in Burma these people live? i know that it is a dying art and I find it fascinating.

David Gaar23-Apr-2010 18:16
Captivating image and face. Love this. V.
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