And all of these old Tharu women said getting tattoo was compulsory then, in order to get married. Else, no one from her husband family would eat what she'd cook for them. So every old women in the village have tattoo on their hands and legs. Interestingly, women just after that generation don't have any of it and were allowed to get married without getting inked ! Here are some of the pictures I took of these tharu women. Probably the last last faces of this disappearing tattoo culture.
Also this post contains some glimpses of Terai region.