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Esteban Jimenez

on 28 February 2013

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Body modification
Taboos around
the world Is the body modification
a taboo for you ?

What do you think about it ? A taboo is a prohibition against a particular activity, usually rooted in cultural or moral beliefs. Objects, people, and places may also be described as taboo, meaning that they are forbidden or that specific rules surround them. Ethiopia Skin cutting Foot binding Human tooth sharpening Costa Rica What's a taboo? The lip plate, also known as a lip plug or lip disc, is a form of body modification made from wood. It is inserted into the upper or lower lip, or both. The plate's size is a sign of social or economical importance in some tribes and also a sing of beauty American people are familiarized
with tattoos. Ink was the added to the scars, making them more visible, and in time the tradition slowly moved away from cutting the skin Is the custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of young girls to prevent further growth. Even today in China (Guangzhou), there are families with "lotus foot ancestry".The practice possibly originated among upper class Eventually foot binding became very popular because men thought it to be highly attractive. We are part of this taboo about body
modification. Let's take a look about
some pictures. Elaine Davidson, the world's most pierced woman. "People do look at me, the way they think is fun or scary or is a little bit intimidating but do you know what? I don’t really care." Human tooth sharpening is the practice of manually sharpening the teeth, usually the front incisors. Historically it was done for spiritual purposes, with some exceptions, but in modern times it is usually aesthetic in nature as an extreme form of body modification Ota Benga was a Congolese pygmy imported to a zoo in the United States whose front teeth were sharpened when he was a young boy. Thank you
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