Snake tatoos with Wika fruit dye at Sarayaku
The local girls made a black dye by roasting a local fruit in the fire embers and mixing the juice with water. The children use this to decorate their face and body, for fun and in days gone by it was used as warpaint. The dye lasts a few weeks before it fades away. I got a snake tatoo curling round my arm - I was sad when it eventually faded.
I featured this photo on my blog post on travelling in Ecuador
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