Modern and Ancient Body Modification

Ancient Marks Pictures: Tattoo Store Owner Swims Near Tahiti
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A man with a full facial traditional tattoo sits in water near Moorea and Tahiti. Facial tattoos in the Tahiti and Marquesas areas historically depict warrior status. Today they are seen as a sign of intense commitment to embracing the practice and beliefs of traditional tattooing.

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Photograph by Chris Rainier
 
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