Tattooing the faces of young women is a tradition in Myanmar. Beautiful girls from villages in the Chin state had their faces tattooed in order to taint their beauty and stop men from other tribes and kingdoms from taking them away and forcing them.
Ngahiraka (Ema) Kennedy 1842-1890. Tairawhiti Museum Gisborne. Maori, a Moko on her chin, sacred ceremony,direct descendant of the paramount chief who had come from Havaii with the great migration,blue eyed, fair skinned and very beautiful. Her name means “many silks.Maori Cheif Takato and his wahine (women.) This Chief, from Mayor Island, gave Matarena to the Commander James Wood, from H.M.S. Buffalo, as a "comfort wife." From this union Ngahiraka was born in 1842,
Hair decoration is beloved by Mauritanian women. This fantastic example is out of Angela Fisher's Africa Adorned book. Here her plaits are embellished with pendants, carved shell discs, triangular tailsmen, glass beads, carnelian and amber beads.