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MagazineMay 18, 2017
China has one of the highest C-section rates in the world and some women are getting tattoos to cover over the scars.
Eason Zhou, 28, mother of a 5-year-old child, checks a tattoo design on a computer with her tattoo artist Shi Hailei at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China, April 25, 2017. Zhou underwent a caesarean delivery (C-section) because the baby was past its due date. She has tried a scar-removal product before but it didn't work very well. She saw reports on the artist and wanted to have a try. "In the past people thought tattoos were just for men, but now women are starting to get them too," she said. ALY SONG/REUTERS