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Shan head tattoos

John Spies

Mae Hong Son, Thailand

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A Shan elder living in the Thai borderlands pours a cup of tea for visitors. He sports traditional tatoos on his skull that help protect him from harm. Shan men in Burma once tattooed their bodies from their knees to their waist, using a mix of soot and animal bile as ink.

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