China records facial tattoos of tribal minority for preservation

A BBC news report on the Derung (Dalong) tribal minority in Yunnan province. The Derung women bear facial tattoos and only 41 elderly women bearing the ancient marks are said to be still alive in November 2011. Amazing resemblance to Dai Chin tattoos in the Western Myanmar!

Taiwan: Only a handful of tribal people with facial tattoos still alive

About 7 tribal elders with traditional facial tattoos are left acording to a Taiwanese news report. The youngest among them is 92 years old and the oldest 102. The Ayatal are among those enthinc minorities which had a culture of facial tattooing.