The Newar and their Tattoos

France Nepal

Another great story from Nepal by Laure Siegel with photos by Dom Pichard, Laure Siegel and myself. Published in French magazine Rise Tattoo back in July.

The Newar people have a unique tattoo tradition which only survives on a few old people in the Kathmandu valley, primarily in Bhaktapur today.  We visited Bhaktapur, a stunning UNESCO world heritage site, a couple of days before the Nepal earthquake in April which destroyed some of the architecture we photographed and killed many of the inhabitants of this beautiful city, half museum, half living heart of Newar culture.

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