Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tattoos of Tibetan Refugees: Choedon

At 24 years old, Choedon, a Tibetan refugee, tried to peacefully walk with hundreds of others back to Tibet. Here, she talks about her arrests, and her willingness to die for her homeland, which she has never seen. Her tattoos mark this journey.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tattoos of Tibetan Political Prisoners: Palden Gyatso

Palden Gyatso was tattooed as a young monk in Shigatse (Central Tibet). Here, he talks about his tattoos, their meaning, and their ultimate removal by Chinese prison guards during the cultural revolution.