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Tibetan girl with bandaids 9th October 2007

5 Responses to “Tibetan girl with bandaids”

  1. 1
    Josef Renklint:

    Gorgeous. You really know how to capture the nature of people.

  2. 2
    Steve:

    Wow, this is striking.

  3. 3
    Charles Russo:

    Mr. Kikstra my congratulations
    the expression and the light in the eyes of this girl combined are simply of a stunning beauty
    congratulations another time.

    (HK) Thanks Charles, Steve and Josef, your comments are much appreciated. The people of Tibet are wonderful and beautiful and we in the ‘civilized’ world have much to learn from them.

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    Mrs. Mecomber:

    My guess is that the common location of the bandaids might be a status symbol? Or perhaps the children are punctured in their skin there as part of some strange ritual (akin to piercings) and that accounts for the bandaids in the same spots. ?

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    Mikaela:

    Wow…this picture is amazing, you really captured all of the detail…Bravo!!!

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Tibetan girl with bandaids

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I am not sure why, but a lot of children in Tibet have these band-aids on their face, mostly in the same spots. It made me feel that they use it as some kind of surrogate medicine, in a way that the original usage has been replaced by an association of relieving pain by just wearing them….

But maybe I am just ignorant and is it part of a Buddhist ritual, anyone knows?

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