As Yang-yang reaches for a cigarette, Melay, center, bears the pain from Dodong’s homemade tattoo gun while he inscribes the name of a murdered gang member on her ankle. Melay and Yang-yang belong to Warshock, one of the more reputable all-girl gangs in Davao City, southern Philippines. Teenage girls join these groups to escape abuse at home, but often encounter more physical and sexual violence the longer they stay on the streets.

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