Scarification is a practice that dates back almost ten thousand years. Now it is not very widespread. It represents a deformation of the skin that is created for several reasons. In particular, they are cuts and burns made with knives to create permanent scars. Under the incisions are placed pieces of wood, dyes, ash to highlight the scar.
This practice was born to leave obvious marks on very dark skin.
Scarification disrupts one person from another, an ancestry, social role, belonging to a clan or having a religious significance.
For women, scarification is a symbol of beauty and their desire to marry and have children.
For men it represents strength and courage and the transition between childhood and adulthood
During the ritual you have to be silent because crying is a symbol of weakness and embarrassing for the community. Those who refuse to do the ritual are marginalized
In the past this practice was used to make the slave less attractive than other slaves and thus save him from slavery. Now this practice is practiced little and often far from the cities, also losing its religious and social significance.