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Ouch! African Women Tattoo Their Gums Black To Look Beautiful

Jan 04, 2013 | 11:30 PM    Written By: Michael Hughes
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This may be odd to many women in the United States, but in the country of Senegal it's actually a custom that has been practiced for years.  Although the procedure is far less common today, there are some who still seek out this old method of "beauty seeking".  This video documents one young woman's experience getting the gums inside of her mouth tattooed all black so that she may look beautiful in order to find a man.

Check it out above.  Would you go to such lengths in order to find love?

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