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.


  1. Maori tattoo designs are part of the Polynesian culture. The Maori people live in New Zealand and have a long history of tattooing. Most ancient Maori tattoo designs were on the face of men. Women were not tattooed as much but when they were, their tattoos were usually put on the chin or lips. Nowadays the majority of tattoos are inked on the body, like the arm.tattoos on forearm

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