• Phejin Konyak is the great-granddaughter of a tattooed headhunter Ahon, who was a prominent member of the Konyak tribe and one of the first interpreters during Diaries of Two Tours in the Naga Hills (1923), written by J.H. Hutton, the first ethnographer to venture into the Naga Hills during the time of the British Raj. Phejin lives in Shiyong village, Mon District, Nagaland, India. In between running her farm and writing, she travels to remote villages documenting tattoo patterns and interacting with the older tattooed people.

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