Edited with text by jens uwe parkitny text by franz xaver augustin lisa crosswhite nathalie johnston lars krutak jan philipp sendker marked for life documents the vanishing tradition and the unique beauty of facial tattooing among the women of the various chin ethnic groups in myanmar burma . Yesterday evening jens uwe parkitny launched his photography exhibition marked for life presenting photographs of myanmars chin women and their face tattoos at the goethe institut yangon event page here. Marked for life documents the vanishing beauty and tradition of facial tattooing among the women of various chin ethnic groups of myanmar though a centuries old tradition it has never been the subject of any anthropological research. German photographer jens uwe parkitny found himself especially drawn to the mystical facial tattoos of the chin women and dedicated his career to documenting the art his latest show marked for life myanmars chin women and their facial tattoos will be on display at goethe villa from march 29 to april 8. It is no wonder that numerous myths have arisen surrounding the mysterious facial tattoos of chin women they compelled the german photographer jens uwe parkitny to undertake a series of expeditions to the often remote villages of the southern chin state
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