Myanmar’s mysterious Chin tribe

Via The Daily Mail

Chin tales say that the tattooing was done for beauty, and perhaps more plausibly, to differentiate the different tribes in case one was kidnapped by another.

Another explanation may have to do with religion. Since the time of British colonization, many Chin minorities have converted to Christianity or else accepted it alongside the animist beliefs. Some Chin remember being taught by their local pastors that only those who had tattoos would be deemed fit to go to heaven. Read More…

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