8 Most Extreme Cultural Body Modifications

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Actually, we don’t know exactly when the stretched ears became fashionable, and we can’t call the name of the founder of this trend. Nowadays, the art of stretching the ears in different cultures is rather popular due to various circumstances. Ancient religious rites, protection from evil spirits, the desire to improve the sexuality and beauty were popular reasons to change something in people’s look at all times. Of course, there are many other motives as well. Today people continue to practice ear stretching. You can see such trend in the Amazonian tribe Huaorani and in the Kenyan Masai. It’s a common thing for young people from Western countries to buy jewelry for their stretched ears when the Thai youth chooses the silver tubes.

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