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The Chin people have more than forty sub groups distinguished by their unique facial tattoos and customs. The customs of tattooing originated almost a thousand years ago when neighbors men found the young chin ladies so attractive they were captured for slavery and wife.
As soon as a girl entered the age of puberty, tattoos were applied onto her face as they grow the design stretches across their faces creating different features, which closely resemble a spider web or a sunrise. The practice has been outlawed since 1960s, but some still practiced until around 1980s.

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