The tattoo was seen on her arms

Older woman with tattoo
Shot at a small village in Tinglayen, Philippines
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Older women in this province are tattooed on their arms. This was an endemic folkway. The meaning is 'beautiful'. An older woman I met in the village acquired a tattoo also. Both of her arms were filled with the tattoo.

Yet the most interesting thing for me was not the tattoo. Surprisingly, she didn't mind to be seen her upper body. Even I approached her, she didn't move and kept relaxing. To be seen naked body seemed not to be an embarrassing thing for the old locals.

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Jan 2009 PEOPLE PHILIPPINES

PHOTO DATA

No

2390

Shooting Date

Sep 2008

Posted On

January 13, 2009

Modified On

December 12, 2023

Place

Tinglayen, Philippines

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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