The last tattooed tribals of the northeast

​​The northeast, which once had several tribes with a rich tattoo culture, is now watching these inked people and their heritage slowly disappear forever into the miasma of the modern world. The spread of religion played a major part in turning Naga headhunters into devout Christians and making tribals believe that tattooing was a sin. TOI takes a sneak-peak into this fascinating world.

The last tattooed tribals of the northeast
​​The northeast, which once had several tribes with a rich tattoo culture, is now watching these inked people and their heritage slowly disappear forever into the miasma of the modern world. The spread of religion played a major part in turning Naga headhunters into devout Christians and making tribals believe that tattooing was a sin. TOI takes a sneak-peak into this fascinating world.