The Apatani tribe in India has a strange religious ritual that is piercing the nose. When growing up, most women in the tribe will have to perform a ritual of drilling their noses and accordingly have to wear two black buttons on the nose.
Not only that
adult women have to get permanent facial tattoos. These are tattoos that run along the face from the top of the forehead down to the chin.
The people of the tribe believe that nose tatkuink com piercing and face tattooing will prevent women from being robbed from the tribe.
The Apatani tribe live in a small village deep in the Ziro valley, they are also known as the Tani people. The beauty of the Tani is judged by the patriarch, a beautiful woman must be a woman with large nose buttons.
Their nose plugs
known as "yaping hurlo", are inserted into the nostrils that have been perforated.
Many elderly women in the Ziro area feel proud of their special appearance, even claiming that this is an important factor to highlight the identity that the Apatani people have worked so hard to build.
However, since the central government of India banned the practice of wearing nose piercings in the 1970s, this practice has gradually disappeared.
Young people today also find it difficult to accept facial tattoos because it makes it difficult for them to communicate with the outside world
the women of the Mursi and Surma tribes of Ethiopia create accents on their faces by chiseling their lips, so that the lips can fit a large plate.
The bigger the hole, the more attractive it is. So, from an early age, girls are pierced with their lower lip, stuffed with something. The substitutes grow larger, until they fit a large plate.
Bizarre lip plates are considered a cultural symbol, associated with the spiritual life of the Mursi.
To mark the change from a girl to a woman at the mens skull sweater age of 13, Mursi girls started wearing lip discs. First, they made an incision in the lower lip and put on a wooden dowel.
Over the next few weeks
The wound heals and the pin is replaced with a larger one. This stretching process is extremely painful, and over time, larger pegs will be attached to the lips.
When the hole in the lower lip is wide enough, the girl will have to put on the first wooden or clay plate about 4cm in diameter.
The final plate can be from 8cm to 20cm in diameter, some women even have to cut off the bottom teeth to make room for the plates.