4 weird body modifications all over the world
We naturally come by the toned bodies with six packs or eight packs and appreciate them. But have you seen those people who have some different and strange types of cultural body modifications?
Let’s have a look.
1. Ear stretching
Have you heard about the ear stretching practice? This old practice still exists in the present world among various tribes. The people of Masai Tribes, the Huaorani tribes from Amazon Basin, and people from Thailand, Hong Kong are there who have continued this ear stretching practice till these days. They wear number of golden or silver rings as well as tubes by stretching the ears.
2. Scary face marks
In Sudan, the Dinka boys and girls get their face marked with the scarification of red hot knives. It denotes the facial feature of the tribe and it is said to be the beauty of the women of Dinka tribe. Dinka men mark their faces in three parallel lines across their foreheads.
3. Wooden plugs in nose
In India, the women from Apatani tribe of Ziro Valley, are regarded as the most beautiful ladies among all the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. They used to wear big wooden plugs in their noses to make them look unattractive. This process was said to be done in order to save the ladies from the invaders.
4. Heavy piercing
In Phuket, China, the vegetarian festival has its other tradition of heavy piercing. The Chinese people believe in being the mediums for Chinese Gods. They put the metal objects through their cheeks and walk on hot coals being bare footed. These mediums even ascend ladders filled up with bladed rungs. These activities are done while being in trance to bear these pains easily. It is said that the wounds get healed with time after the service. But the scars remain forever.