MYANMAR — Kyaw smiles through the pain as the needle inks red around the edges of his new Aung San Suu Kyi tattoo. Red is the color of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party and in Myanmar, also known as Burma, the color runs deep for many people. Less than a kilometer away, a huge crowd — dressed in red T-shirts and bandanas — are gathered at the headquarters of the NLD to watch election results being announced. It has been a painful journey for Aung San Suu Kyi, known affectionately as "The Lady." In 1990 her party convincingly won Myanmar’s first election in 50 years, only for the military regime to reject the result. At the age of 19, Kyaw fled his hometown for the Mae La refugee camp on the Thai border, fearing reprisals from the military because his brother was a member of the KNU.


Tattooist John Gyi has done three tattoos of Aung San Suu Kyi in recent weeks, and says that there has been a spike in people asking about similar body art. And if "The Lady" wants a permanent reminder of her triumph, John Gyi says she is welcome at the studio. It appears the Nobel peace prize winner’s party has achieved an historic landslide victory. Even if a landslide victory is confirmed, Suu Kyi is barred from becoming president under the country’s constitution.
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The so-called longest running civil war in the world has been waged between Myanmar's government and the Karen National Union (KNU) since 1949.



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