Of the Same Life - Releasing Myanmar's Child Soldiers

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Tun Tun Win shows his self made tattoo. When he was forcibly recruited into the Myanmar Army at 14, he didn't want to give his full name, “I wanted to keep some of my identitiy for myself,” he said, “so I told them I was called just Tun Tun.” Later, in a camp in the jungle near Mandalay, he tattooed the last part of name into his own forearm. He used a heated needle, soot from his fire, and the juice from a betel nut.

Tun Tun Win shows his self made tattoo. When he was forcibly recruited into the Myanmar Army at 14, he didn't want to give his full name, “I wanted to keep some of my identitiy for myself,” he said, “so I told them I was called just Tun Tun.” Later, in a camp in the jungle near Mandalay, he tattooed the last part of name into his own forearm. He used a heated needle, soot from his fire, and the juice from a betel nut.