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An old woman from the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar, which borders India and Thailand, shows off the tattoos she was given as a young girl to ward off attacks - particularly by neighboring princes, who would kidnap girls to be concubines.      She was one of the last to get the markings, in a 200-year-old custom which has now died out.

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.