Explore Face Tattoos, Print Tattoos, and more!

photo by David Lazar

Tattooing the faces of young women is a tradition in Myanmar. 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 from taking them away and forcing them.

Chin Tribe. In a 200 year-old custom, the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar would give their daughters elaborate facial tattoos to ward off attacks from neighboring princes who would often try to kidnap girls to be concubines.

In a 200 year-old custom, the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar would give their daughters elaborate facial tattoos to ward off attacks from neighbouring princes who would often try to kidnap girls to be concubines.

A Burmese woman with traditional facial tattooing, an ancient custom that is no longer practiced.

Burmese woman with traditional facial tattooing, an ancient custom that is no longer practiced.

An  Mbororo (a Fulani Tribe) woman of Cameroon wearing braids.

Africa Mbororo woman photographed in Cameroon. The Mbororo belong to the Fulani/Peul ethnic group. Especially the women, traditionally tattoo thier faces.

The native Maori people of New Zealand have tattooed their faces for centuries. They had a complex warrior culture before the arrival of Europeans, and suffered under early colonialism, but have experienced a cultural revival since the 60′s. The marks are called moko, and are etched with chisels instead of needles to leave grooves along with the ink. The true form is sacred, unique to each person, and distinct from European tattoos that mimic that traditional style.

bigwordsandsharpedges: “ The native Maori people of New Zealand have tattooed their faces for centuries. They had a complex warrior culture before the arrival of Europeans, and suffered under early colonialism, but have experienced a cultural revival.

© Kimberley Coole. Mulher da tribo Lanjiya Soura, Orissa.

Portrait of a Lanjiya Soura tribal woman with traditional piercings and tattoos, smoking a large hand rolled cigarette. The Soura are a tribe from Southern Odisha, northern coastal Andhra Pradesh in India. Photo by: © Coole Photography

beauty truly IS in the eyes of the beholder IMHO!!! my lip hurts now. FYI re comments this is NOT  meant  n a mean way just re it does look painful 2 me. This pin  of all my thousands is re pinned almost  every day. These boards  r as I say re  OTHER cultures, faiths & customs & 4 my enjoyment. If u don't  like don't  look & get over yourselves! I am not putting dwn anyone. I just find ALL these pins interesting n 1 way or another.

Suri Tribe Woman With An Enlarged Lip, Kibish, Omo Valley, Ethiopia Carries a door knocker with her as it gets stolen if left on her mud hut door ‼️

kalinga tattoo artist of orissa

This is Whang-od. At she is one of the last of her kind, a traditional tattoo artist from a remote part of Kalinga, Philippines.

#tattooideas #tattoo face tattoo woman, grape vine tattoo, 80 year old tattooed man, , tribal mermaid tattoo, hope chinese tattoo, gothic wolf tattoo, heart and wings tattoo, men tattoo sleeve, shoulder cap tattoo women, memorial tattoos for lost friends, half sleeves tattoos for guys, fearne cotton feet, tattoos on neck for female, black irish tattoos, love never fails tattoo #hearttattoosonneck #compasstattoosonneck #tattoosforwomenonshoulder

#tattooideas #tattoo face tattoo woman, grape vine tattoo, 80 year old tattooed man, , tribal mermaid tattoo, hope chinese tattoo, gothic wolf tattoo, heart and wings tattoo, men tattoo sleeve, shoulder cap tattoo women, memorial tattoos for lost friends, half sleeves tattoos for guys, fearne cotton feet, tattoos on neck for female, black irish tattoos, love never fails tattoo #hearttattoosonneck #compasstattoosonneck #tattoosforwomenonshoulder

Chicano art, tattoo ideas, tattoo, tattoos, lowrider, low rider art, lowrider…

drawing tattoo rose tattoo skull tattoo tattoo sketch skull and bones skull and roses tattoo ideea

Pinterest
Search