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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.
Shi Hailei, 32, a tattoo artist who gives free tattoos to mothers that want to cover up their caesarean delivery (C-section) scars, works in Samurai Tattoo studio in Shanghai, China, March 25, 2017. Hailei was inspired by a South American artist who tattooed the scars of women who had suffered from domestic violence. Two years ago, Shi came across a report that said that China had one of the highest C-section rates in the world. He decided to help women who went through the operation. The free project has helped more than 20 mothers in the past two years. ALY SONG/REUTERS