Beauty across the world
Ethiopia: Body Scars
In the African country Ethiopia it is a ritual that young girls get cut with knifes and razor blades to create cuts. These cuts create prominent scars that are considered to be beautiful in Ethiopian tribal societies. By doing this kind of ritual, a girl can show that she is willing to tolerate pain and it is seen as an indication of her emotional maturity and willingness to bear children. Currently, the children are not allowed anymore to get the scars, but the men of the tribe say they find the women not as pretty without the scars.