Piercings have a long history in Africa and they were not just for beauty

June 28, 2018 at 03:40 pm | Lifestyle

Alice Otchere Johnson

Alice Otchere Johnson | Intern Writer

June 28, 2018 at 03:40 pm | Lifestyle

A Mursi woman with a lip pierced — Pinterest

Lip piercings

The unique art of lip piercing and stretching is said to be still prevalent in Africa among the Mursi people in Ethiopia who have plates infused to their piercings mostly for aesthetics.  Some cultures in Sudan also wear lip plates. It is believed that lip plates are to women as moustaches and beards are to men.

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