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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Last Tattooed Woman

The women in the image is part of Myanmar's Lai Tu tribe. Traditionally, all young Lai Tu girls would have their faces tattooed but when the Myanmar military came to power following a coup in 1962, they put an end to this tradition.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Lai Tu Village, Rakhine State, Myanmar
Camera: ILCE-6500
Copyright: © Julie Mendelson