Saturday, January 5, 2013
Senegal Women Tattooed Their Gums To Improve Their Smile
Women in Senegal in their quest for beautiful smiles have taken it to extreme levels. This is by tattooing their gums black. They claim the procedure gives a whiter smile and protects the gums and stops bad breath. The mixture is a combination of burnt oil and shea butter pressed into the gums before a needle is repeatedly pricked into it.
Seven layers of the mixture are pricked into the gums with a needle
Mariéme tells the interviewer: 'It hurts. I would never recommend this torture to anyone.'However, despite the pain she says she is more than happy with the results.
The final result with the beautiful lips