The Digital Journalist
© Chris Rainier
Young man with facial scarification, Boni village area, Burkina-Faso, West Africa.

Facial scarification indicates not only a form of beauty, but also a sign of which village clan and family he is from, as well as a form of black magic.

Beyond Our Horizons

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