7/5/08

+ Scars

(Burkina Faso)

For many men in West Africa, scarring is a form of tribal initiation and a sign of bravery. Done with razor blades, the painful process starts at puberty and continues into adulthood. Each tribe has distinctive tattoo designs; this man’s markings indicate his village and his clan and include black magic symbols to keep away evil spirits.

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  1. Erik8/5/08

    scars, calité.
    me parece uno de los rituales más bonitos, sobretodo si queda bien después del after care.

    E aqui un par de trabajazos:

    http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/pba-scars-1.jpg
    http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/beautiful-scars.jpg
    http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/mayan-themed-scarification.jpg

    y el masterpiece:

    http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/200603222057-pix1.jpg

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  2. que curro el del "máster"... mola la simbologia.. hinduista y budista.
    el simbolo del Ohm dentro de la rueda de la vida (en mi post de Samsara puedes ver otra ;)
    ... y el de encima del ombligo es el nudo de la eternidad, símbolo tibetano (utilizado tambien por Throbbing Gristle ;)

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