An Ainu woman from northern Japan with tattooed lips. The upper lip is slashed during childhood and ashes are rubbed in to leave a scar circa 1960. (Three Lions / Getty Images) Upper Lips, Ainu People, Ainu Tattoo, Tattoo Lips, Facials Tattoo, Ainu Woman, Woman Tattoo, Old Photos, Northern Japan
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Ainu, probably early 20th century, Hokkaido, Japan. The area around the lips are often tattooed.