December 9, 2017 12:04 IST

Tattooed women of Turkey

1 of 5 Tattooed women,Ayse Yusufoglu,Turkey women
Hedla Gocmen rocks her granddaughter's cradle at their home in Dikmen village near Kiziltepe, a town in southeastern province of Mardin, Turkey, November 20, 2017. Credit: Reuters
2 of 5 Tattooed women,Ayse Yusufoglu,Turkey women
Hulu Aydogdu, 87, poses as she speaks about her tattoos at her home in Kisas village in southeastern province of Sanliurfa, Turkey. The girls tattooed simple designs from the world around them - the sun, the moon and household goods like a comb. Credit: Reuters
3 of 5 Tattooed women,Ayse Yusufoglu,Turkey women
Senem Dogru, 80, poses as she speaks about her tattoos at her home in Kisas village in southeastern province of Sanliurfa, Turkey. Credit: Reuters
4 of 5 Tattooed women,Ayse Yusufoglu,Turkey women
Fatma Dogru, 70, poses as she speaks about her tattoos at her home in Kisas village in southeastern province of Sanliurfa, Turkey. Credit: Reuters
5 of 5 Tattooed women,Ayse Yusufoglu,Turkey women
Ayse Yusufoglu, 84, poses as she speaks about her tattoos at her home in Alakus village near Kiziltepe, a town in southeastern province of Mardin, Turkey, November 21, 2017. When Yusufoglu was a girl, she and her friends in southeast Turkey tried to win the hearts of young men in their village using breast milk and soot. Credit: Reuters