The Digital Journalist
© Chris Rainier
Matching man and woman with tribal scarification, central Burkina-Faso, West Africa.

Where the skin is dark, tattooing has given way to scarification as a form of initiation into adulthood, beauty, and a sign of one's village, tribe, and clan for both men and women.

Beyond Our Horizons

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