10 Of The Most Extreme Forms Of Body Modification

Extreme body modifications have been going on since civilization first came together around fires to cook and get warm from the cold. Various tribes across the world have used scarring on their bodies to set them apart, to allow them to enter manhood, and to show how brave they are. Body modifications usually involve piercings, scarring or tattoos, but more shocking ones have come about in recent times. Those who can withstand the pain are considered strong, loyal, and brave. Here are ten of the most extreme forms of body modification.

Sudanese Body Scarification

The Sudanese have long been using body scarification across their faces and bodies to distinguish those who have entered manhood. These processes are done without any form of anesthetic. Those who show any pain are thought to be weak.

Crocodile Scarification

Scarification occurs throughout Papua New Guinea, where local tribes continue their customs even today. The most painful is the crocodile scarification. The young men of the tribe come together and are inflicted with hundreds – sometimes even thousands – of cuts across their backs, which give the form of crocodile skin.