Chin face tattoos at Bangkok’s Foreign Correspondents Club


Fantastic evening at Bangkok’s Foreign Correspondents Club with Jens Uwe Parkitny who has been photographing the facial tattoos of Chin women in Myanmar for the past 15 years.

I added some context on the universality of face tattoos and on the western taboo on tattooed faces.
My story on indigenous face tattoos, with Jens Uwe’s images will be published soon.

Photographer Jens Uwe Parkitny, Nikkei Asia editor and FCCT MC Gwen Robinson and Tom Vater

Parkitny’s exhibition at the fcct is on until May.

Check out my bestselling book on Thailand’s spirit tattoos, sak yant – Sacred Skin – with incredible photos by Aroon Thaewchatturat.