Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Google : scarification

Scarification is defined as making shallow cuts in the skin to leave a scar! Many African tribes use this method of scarification to apply some sort of design to a member's body. Some tribes see the human body as a canvas, and without any 'decorations' it is plain and incomplete. Below you will find pics from African tribes... and pics from modern day people who have taken this art form and brought it to the mainstream. Like tattooing, this is a permanent thing! The only difference is with tattooing your inserting ink into the layers of your skin, where as with this, you are removing pieces of skin, in order to scar!

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