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These tattoos are for identification purposes, or just as a means of decoration – declaring that the girls had reached adulthood and that they were a part of the tribe. 1975-1995, Papua New Guinea — Tribal tattoos cover the face of a woman. | Location: Papouis, North East Coast, Papua New Guinea.— Image by © Charles & Josette Lenars/CORBIS " data-medium-file="https://thetattooedbettie.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/corbis-cj004819.jpg?
In the village of Uiaku, the Maisin women celebrate their puberty with a series of facial tattoos.
Starting young as well, girls between five and seven years of age were tattooed on the backs of hands to the elbows and from the elbows to the shoulders.
Once a girl had reached the age of between seven and eight, she would be tattooed on the face and lower abdomen, on the vulva and up to the her navel and then from her waist down to the knees and the outside of the thighs.
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View full product details This is an original 1899 black and white halftone print of an indigenous family from the Kavirondo Gulf region of East Africa, now called the Winam Gulf. View full product details This is an original 1909 black and white halftone print of a "Papuan Damsel."CONDITIONThis 102 year old Item is rated Very Fine .
Using the Hand-Tapping method, women would endure a ritual of tattoos; in a process lasting up to 4 weeks, the girls will live with their tattooist and are kept in a state of seclusion.