Ayse Yusufoglu poses as she speaks about her tattoos at her home in Alakus village near Kiziltepe
Ayse Yusufoglu, 84, poses as she speaks about her tattoos at her home in Alakus village near Kiziltepe, a town in southeastern province of Mardin, Turkey, November 21, 2017. When Yusufoglu was a girl, she and her friends in southeast Turkey tried to win the hearts of young men in their village using breast milk and soot.
Mixing the two ingredients, and wielding a simple needle, they applied traditional tattoos to their faces, legs and hands. REUTERS/Umit Bektas