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Chin woman

She was seven years old when she became a woman. She was tattooed all over her face. Three days of suffering and agony to cover her face with a pattern of circles and lines. A ritual held for generations by the Chin minority ethnic in Myanmar (Burma) and that it was abolished by the communist regime in the 60's. She is one of the latest tattooed women, survivors of the Chin ethnic group. Her history, her face will disappear when she dies.

TAGS: Asia, Myanmar

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© María Ibáñez .
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2015
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2015, 12:33 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: ISO250
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PHOTO LOCATION Mrauk-U, Rakhine State , Myanmar