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Girls Have Lip Plates Implanted At Puberty As A Sign Of Beauty   
 
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20-Apr-2014  
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It may look odd to us, but in the Ethiopian Suri tribe, this enormous lip plate is actually a sign of beauty.

When girls hit puberty they have their bottom two teeth removed in a bizarre ritual before a small hole is cut into their bottom lip.

A clay disc is then inserted into the hole, which is steadily increased, stretching the lip, much like flesh-tunnel piercings which have become popular with teenagers in the UK.
 
 

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