Modern and Ancient Body Modification

Ancient Marks Pictures: Tattoo Store Owner Swims Near Tahiti
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A young man from the Boni village area in Burkina-Faso shows his facial scarification. Where the skin is dark, tattooing has given way to scarification as a form of initiation into adulthood and beauty. Scarification is also a sign of one's village, tribe, and clan for both men and women.

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Photograph by Chris Rainier
 
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