Indelible, irreversible and imposed during childhood, Scarification is a cultural practice common in many countries in Africa. The ceremony which is to cut the skin with a knife seems to have crossed times without ever losing its importance. In the 21st century, scarify still is an act of bravery, a way to state an identity, a proof of his pride in belonging to a family or a social status, a way of beautify,  and to avert bad luck .

 (image by Jean Michel Clajot)
Indelible, irreversible and imposed during childhood, Scarification is a cultural practice common in many countries in Africa. The ceremony which is to cut the skin with a knife seems to have crossed times without ever losing its importance. In the 21st century, scarify still is an act of bravery, a way to state an identity, a proof of his pride in belonging to a family or a social status, a way of beautify, and to avert bad luck .
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