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Pregnant Woman from the Karo tribal area, with scarification, Omo Valley area, Southern Ethiopia.

In areas of the world where the skin is dark, scarification is used as a form of beauty and initiation. The marks on this woman's body are considered a form of beauty.

Beyond Our Horizons

Images from Chris Rainier's new book
Ancient Marks
The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Marking