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Modernization a threat to Li enthnic tattoo culture

Updated: 2019-08-26 14:51:15

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An ethnic Li woman shows her tattoos in South China’s Hainan province on Jan 9. Speaking between five dialects, Li women traditionally have tattoos on their face, neck, chest, arms and legs to help distinguish between different groups. Recently, improving living standards and cultural mixing have threatened the 3,000-year-old practice, driving it to the verge of extinction. [Photo/China News Service]

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