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that tribal marks were started and practiced as a means of identifying one’s ethnic group before slave raiding began. They claimed that indeed slave raiding increased the rate at which tribal The Meanings Behind the Marks: Scarification and the People of Wa

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Intentional scarification on the face may not be appealing to some, nevertheless, it is a rite of passage and a sign of beauty to others. Tribal marks are also used as an indicator of which tribe a person belongs to. Here is an explanation of some African tribal marks and their meanings. Fulani Among the […]

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Scarification is a form of language not readily expressed except through extensive and intricate greetings, and gives the ability to communicate fully which is a key element for being considered as a normal member of the group. Scarification is usually more visible on darker skinned people than tattoos.

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Legit.ng News ★ Interesting details about IGBO TRIBAL MARKS MEANING There are many tribal marks used across Nigeria, and Igbo tribe members traditionally prefer their own body tattoos, facial marks, and scarification you should learn about.

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Intentional scarification on the face may not be appealing to some, nevertheless, it is a rite of passage and a sign of beauty to others. Tribal marks are also used as an indicator of which tribe a person belongs to. Here is an explanation of some African tribal marks and their meanings. Yoruba Tribal Marks.

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Intentional scarification on the face may not be appealing to some, nevertheless, it is a rite of passage and a sign of beauty to others. Tribal marks are also used as an indicator of which tribe a person belongs to. Here is an explanation of some African tribal marks and their meanings.

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Tribe members being shipped off as slaves to foreign countries were marked to identify them should they ever be rescued or freed – permanent signatures of their heritage. Tribal and clan wars, beauty, witchcraft and superstitious beliefs were also among the reasons for marking. Yoruba scarification chart

afrolegends.com/2015/09/16/scarification-an-ancient-african-tattoo-culture

These days, many of my fellow African brothers and sisters sport tattoos of some European or foreign symbols on their skins. These symbols are usually alien to our cultures, traditions, thinking, and history. So I thought about talking about scarification, which could be called an "ancient" African culture of tattoos. For starters, Africa has a rich culture of scarification.…

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The art of scarification is changing in Africa. In many communities, scarification patterns can now be seen only on the elderly. Ironically, people from both African and Western societies go under the knife in order to perfect their bodies. In the West, however, people prefer to hide their scars!

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Are these the world's most painful tattoos? Ethiopian and Sudanese tribes show off their intricate raised patterns created using THORNS. Tribes who scarify include Ethiopia's Bodi and Surma tribes ...