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Aaju Peter, a Greenland Inuit now living in Nunavut, Canada,...

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Caption: Aaju Peter, a Greenland Inuit now living in Nunavut, Canada, proudly wearing her traditional facial tattoos.
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Comments: Aaju Peter, a Greenland Inuit now living in Nunavut, Canada. Facial tattoos were a sign of beauty in historic times and for this woman is now a display of respect for her heritage. The V on her forehead signifies a mountain. Facial tattoos were thought to please the sun and hand tattos were thought to please the sea. Here, she is wearing fox fur and a hat of died harbor seal skin.

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