Woman Suri tribe holding her child, Travel Photo Ethiopia, Scarring ritual on ethiopia women

[one_half]The Suri pride themselves on their scars and how many they carry. The female Suri members perform scarification by slicing their skin with a razor blade after lifting it with a thorn. After the skin is sliced the piece of skin left over is left to eventually scar.[/one_half]
[one_half_last]These rituals are said by some anthropologists as a type of controlled violence; a way of getting the younger tribe members used to seeing blood and experiencing pain. It is also a way of adapting these young children to their violent environment.[/one_half_last]

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