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 Location:||Lai Tu Village, Rakhine State, Myanmar|
|Copyright:||© Julie Mendelson|