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Teeth Chiseling


In Mantawaian, a remote village from Sumatra, the natives don’t just pierce and tattoo their skins, they also chisel their teeth. Why do they do it? Because an old myth of theirs says that their ancestors once separated in spirits and humans. Humans were able to join the spirits if they felt unhappy with their lives. A soul can leave the body, causing its death if it is not happy with the body. So in order to keep their souls happy, the natives make their looks prettier. And in their standards, teeth chiseling is a good way to look pretty.


Checkout how it is done with your own eyes :

Blackening Teeth


Ohaguro is a custom dyeing one’s teeth black and even though it may seem something completely bizarre to us, in South_west Asia, it’s considered a must! Those who do it say that it helps keep their teeth healthier and cavity free.


See how they blackening their own teeth :

Pulling out Teeth


In Cape Town, South Africa a bizarre fashion stands its ground for the past 60 years. In that part of the world, it is considered fashionable to pull out your front teeth… Moreover, youngsters as well as the elderly, both believe that this is actually a beauty ritual, and people who do chose to keep their front teeth are laughed at.

Tattooing Gums with Black


Women in Senegal believe that blackening their gums makes their smile more enchanting and beautiful. Have a look at the video below to see how hard it is to have your gums tattooed.

See how it was done :