Tattoo Face woman in a remote mountain village near Mindat, Chin State, Myanmar. There are many stories for this tradition and no one seems to have the answer or agree on one explanation. Some say it was to protect them from rival tribes who would kidnap the young girls. Others say it was because of the king who routinely abducted the beautiful women for himself. Nowadays the tradition is banned by the Burmese government, and is quickly vanishing.