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An elder Apatani woman in Hari village. According to "Wikipedia" - Apatani ladies tend to tattoo their faces thereby spoiling their beauty. The faces of Apatani especially were tattooed in order to spoil their beauty so that males of other neighbouring communities may not take them away. In short, the Apa Tanii used tattoos, ear and nose plugs and Rutting Yarang to buttress their psychological needs to face the inhospitable environments surrounding them in early days. And indeed, it has done well in overcoming adverse environment and survives till date. Younger members of this community have stopped this traditional practice.