The art of facial and body scarification in Africa

Written by on October 6, 2018

The great continent of Africa spots a great deal of cultural beliefs and practises which without a doubt attracts the interest from different parts of the world. Many years ago, tattoos in Africa were more of cultural rituals or symbols of identification which was done for many reasons. African traditional markings and tattoos were used as a form of treatment, some were claimed to deter evil spirits, they were used to show peoples ranks in the society, power or the family you belonged to. They also served as beauty marks and sometimes, it was done as a way of signifying . . .



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