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The face tattoos of the Apatani tribe are the cultural signatures of this unqiue tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. Many legends are associated with this practice and the most common one is that the tattoos acted as a deterrent to the rampant kidnappings of young Apatani girls who were known for their beauty by neighboruing tribes. This practice is no longer allowed by the government and thsi tradition is breathing its last breath.
The face tattoos of the Apatani tribe are the cultural signatures of this unqiue tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. Many legends are associated with this practice and the most common one is that the tattoos acted as a deterrent to the rampant kidnappings of young Apatani girls who were known for their beauty by neighboruing tribes. This practice is no longer allowed by the government and thsi tradition is breathing its last breath.
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