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Fascinatingly, lip stretching has become tradition in parts of Africa and South America. The Mursi or Suri women in Ethiopia practice lip stretching to signify that they have reached child-bearing age. The practice is also found in parts of South America.

Africa and South America

The process is first begun by removing the two front teeth on the bottom jaw and piercing a hole in the lower lip. Over time, the hole is stretched. The larger the disk becomes, the greater the beauty, as it is a sign of maturity amongst the tribe.

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