Scarification - is permanent body modification created with a knife , glass, , sharp metal object or a stone. The skin is marked in a pattern which often mean something to the origin of the family, this will then scar and form scarification.
The skin in encouraged to get infected by adding things such as plant juices this will then raise the scar, to form scarification. Gunpowder and charcoal are often added to give pigment to the skin with different shades .
The designs represent different stages in a persons life such as puberty and marriage they can make a person more attractive enhancing beauty.
Scarification is becoming less popular in tribes today and is normally found in the older community, as the young people are beginning to realise they may be associated with the tribe if they decide to move out of the tribe to western communities.
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People often make personal masks for ceremonies that have there scarification patterns on them .
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Women have scarification to :
show they can withstand the pain of childbirth
appeal sexually to men and can often give the person erotic feeling when they are touched .
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This is a child shortly after the markings have been scored into the skin .
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This designs reminds me of lingerie or a body piece that music stars may wear on stage or in their music videos . It almost looks unreal as the skin is so tight it has gone really shiny .