Chin Tribe with Facial Tattoo

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The distinctive Chin tribe is best known of the intricate ink details covering their entire face.

The Chin people are one of the major ethnic nationalities in Burma and one of the founding groups (Chin, Kachin, Shan and Myanmar) of the Union of Burma. These people predominantly live are many tribes among the Chin people, such as the Cumtu, Asho, Cho, Mizo, Zomi, Khumi, Matu and Lai. The word “Chin” is a given name. The distinctive Chin tribe is best known of the intricate ink details covering their entire face. This tradition started since generations ago when several tribes in the Chin province of Myanmar began to tattoo the face of each and every single young woman. It was an ancient custom to do and they start tattooing when the girl is turned into eight years old to each and every single woman.

It is the sign of beauty for every Chin women of the old generation.

The tattooing became a thoroughgoing tradition, not only deeply entrenched in the local culture but also appeared to be something that most of Chin women are proud of. The pattern of facial tattoo is different in each area of Chin state. Nowadays, that kind of tradition is starting to extinct as the Burmese authorities and also the younger generations are not favored to be tattooed. And there are many stories behind that tradition. So if you want to know more about face tattoo tradition and want to see the Chin tribes with facial tattoo, do not hesitate to contact with us and start traveling to the Chin state where facial tattooed people are still living.