/ by Belinda Morris

 Final drawing for the Ainu people of Japan 🇯🇵. If you were wondering about the strange mouth, traditionally the Ainu women tattooed around their mouths, it was a sign of a woman’s readiness for marriage (it would start with a small dot which was added to each year) it was frowned on and outlawed by feudal Japan but they continued the practice right up to the early 20th Century. @blueangelpublishing #oraclecard #ainu #bear #liptattoo

Final drawing for the Ainu people of Japan 🇯🇵. If you were wondering about the strange mouth, traditionally the Ainu women tattooed around their mouths, it was a sign of a woman’s readiness for marriage (it would start with a small dot which was added to each year) it was frowned on and outlawed by feudal Japan but they continued the practice right up to the early 20th Century. @blueangelpublishing #oraclecard #ainu #bear #liptattoo