Meet the last generation of face-tattooed women in China
Elaborate butterfly wings cover the face of a woman from southwestern China.
Seventy-three-year-old Li Wenshi, is one of the last surviving women with face tattoos in China. Part of the Derung ethnic group, she is part of the last generation of about 20 women who received their face tattoos at a young age.
According to legend, the tattoos were originally meant to repel men from stealing women away, and later became a symbol of beauty.
However, with the younger generation reluctant to be inked, this tradition could disappear within a generation.
Watch the video to hear about the disappearing tradition.