National Geographic Photo Gallery: Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Body ArtPhotographer: Chris Rainer
Tattoos, Piercing, and Body Markings: Around the world body art is identification, protection, and decoration. Chris Rainier has photographed this ancient art.


Click here to enter National Geographic's tattoos, piercings, and body markings gallery. Tattoos, Piercings, and Body Markings: For millenia they have played roles in many cultures, serving as identification, protection, and decoration. Phototgrapher Chris Ranier has traveled the world capturing images of this ancient--and modern--art. Photograph of a Mursi woman in Ethiopia with facial markings and a lip plate