Most Bizarre Teeth Modifications
People do the most bizarre modifications to their teeth in the name of beauty and fashion. Some blacken their teeth while others brutally chisel them and give them odd shapes. Let’s see some of the most bizarre teeth modifications right here.
1. 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. Check out the videos below to see how it’s done:
2. 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 people blacken their teeth in the video below:
3. 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.
4. 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.
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