Ritualized Scars Show Beauty

« Back to Africa's Last Frontier: Ethiopia's Omo Valley, March 2010 National Geographic Magazine

Men aren't the only ones that bleed.  Women in this valley have heavy scarification to make themselves more "beautiful."..Because it is so painful, young women only have one breast scarified at a time.  Each village has one woman that does most of this kind of work.  They use a thorn to pull the skin away from the body and a razor blade to make the tiny cuts.
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Men aren't the only ones that bleed. Women in this valley have heavy scarification to make themselves more "beautiful."..Because it is so painful, young women only have one breast scarified at a time. Each village has one woman that does most of this kind of work. They use a thorn to pull the skin away from the body and a razor blade to make the tiny cuts.
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