The Apatanis are indigenous tribe of Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh and one of the most beautiful people.
And the most captivating members of the tribe are the older women of the community. They wear facial tattoos and massive black nose plugs (known as Yapin Hulo in local language). These nose plugs are made of cane slice. This tradition is non existent now and comes from the old times. It is said that as Apatani women were most beautiful in Arunachal Pradesh, the men of other tribes used to kidnap them. And so the Apatani men had to get their women tattooed and make them wear nose plugs making them less appealing.
The women used to tattoo their faces with a horizontal line from the forehead to the tip of the nose, and five lines on their chins.