Everyone has a connection to a geographic location, where the family of their heart belongs, it could be based in culture, religion, memories of life's daily routines from childhood or maybe a yearning for the preciousness of love...
A male Karen Burmese teen sits on a soccer pitch in Indianapolis, Indiana, displaying his unfinished tattoos and wearing Thanaka face cream. The face cream is made from the bark of Thanaka trees and has been used mostly by women and children in Burma/Myanmar for hundreds of years primarily as a sun screen, also some of the male teens in the United States have been wearing the cream as a cultural flag.
Photographed April 6, 2012
photo credit & copyright Gary Dwight Miller