Have you ever though your lip just wasn’t big enough? Thought to yourself, “my lip just needs to be much bigger,” if so you can follow the cool example set by pro body mod tribes and stretch your lip using clay or wooden plates.
I know what some of you may be thinking, this sounds completely erroneous, and why would someone do that? The tribes that practice this procedure find stretched lips to be very attractive. In some Amazonian tribes, young men get them done to signify adulthood. In other tribes women get them to signify that they are old enough to be a wife. But, they usually remove the plates after they are married.
The procedure usually starts with a hole pierced in the labret and a small wooden peg inserted to act as a stud or starter jewelry piece. When the hole heals after a few weeks a disc usually about 4 centimeters in diameter is put in place. The discs are usually made by the person wearing them from clay or wood. Eventually a disc anywhere 8 to 16 centimeters in diameter is inserted and is usually the final disc.
Most Common Groups to Stretch their Lips
- African tribes
- South American tribes
- Surma and Mursi tribes in Ethiopia