Yumna Al-Arashi captures the last generation of Muslim women with facial tattoos

By Daphne Milner

“My Yemeni great-grandmother had tattoos on her face, which always seemed extraordinary to me. It was very common for women her age to have tattoos, but no one ever spoke about it. They would just tell me that the tattoos were from the old times,” says American photographer Yumna Al-Arashi. But Yumna’s curiosity was not satisfied with this vague response. Her series, Face, captures the last generation of tattooed Middle Eastern women and reflects on the gradual disappearance of this age-old tradition.

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