Category : Tattoos of Asia

Chin State Trip

This is a quick behind the scenes video from my trip to visit the Mun, Uppu, Ng’hang, Vet, Yindu, Kaang, Daai, and Hiatuii peoples in Chin State, Myanmar.

The Khiamniungan People, Sagaing Division, Myanmar

The Khiamniungan are a Naga people who reside in Lahe Township of Myanmar. The Khiamniungan were a warring society that fiercely defended their territories and tattooed their warriors as a badge of honour after battles. As with all Naga peoples, their faith has moved away from their animistic practices and their culture has become much more peaceful. Now, you will find children in school and former warriors taking care of their families at home. Both men and women were tattooed […]

The Makuri People, Sagaing Division, Myanmar

The Makuri are a Naga people who live in the Layshi Township of Myanmar and also have communities on the Indian side of the border. Much like the other Naga peoples, the Makuri have a history of headhunting but now find themselves primarily as an agricultural people living peacefully among the other Naga groups. Unlike some other Naga groups, the Makuri never had a facial tattoo for their male warriors. It was common for men and women to tattoo other […]