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Posted By: Lilaca
Subject: Tattooing gums black
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 4:42am

Beauty treatments, Senegal style: Women have their gums tattooed black to improve their smiles

  • A video shows a young woman called Mariéme undergoing painful procedure
  • Mixture of burnt oil and shea butter is tattooed into gums
  • The women say it gives them a beautiful smile and improves gum health

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Forget teeth whitening or veneers, women in Senegal are their quest for beautiful smiles to extreme levels - by tattooing their gums black. 

Women in the west African country say their ancestors have been doing it for years and claim as well as giving a whiter smile, the procedure also protects the gums and stops bad breath. 

The procedure was not well known internationally until recently when a video emerged showing a woman called Mariéme who goes under the needle.

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Seven layers of the mixture are pricked into the gums with a needle

Seven layers of the mixture are pricked into the gums with a needle

The womans gums are tattooed with a mixture of burnt oil and shea butter

The woman's gums are tattooed with a mixture of burnt oil and shea butter

The tattooist said black gums and a silver tooth are more attractive than red gums

The tattooist said black gums and a silver tooth are more attractive than red gums

More than 17,000 people have watched Mariéme endure the painful process online. 

Mariéme said she had became 'obsessed' with the idea of getting her gums tattooed in order to achieve the perfect smile.

 

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She pays a woman, who works from her family home, just 80p to tattoo a combination of burnt oil and shea butter into her gums. 

The mixture is at first pressed onto her gums before a needle is repeatedly pricked into it. 

 VIDEO  Not for the squeamish. Senegalese women get agonising gum tattoos

Mariéme bears the pain at first, she is seen pushing the tattooist away in tears when the agony becomes too much. 

With the black mixture smeared across her mouth and face, Mariéme is only able to have four of the seven layers she originally intended. 

She tells the interviewer: 'It hurts. I would never recommend this torture to anyone.'

However, despite the pain she later says she is more than happy with the results. 

After a few days she says: 'It really hurts. I thought I was going to die but I tried to hang on.

'I don't regret it now as I have beautiful gums. It's necessary to be beautiful and attractive.'

The tattooist said the practice has been done for years in Senegal among women and even men in some tribes have their gums tattooed, although she admits woman are less interested these days. 

She said: 'Women should not have red gums. Her whole smile needs to be enchanting. A nice smile attracts men.'

She added: 'Less and less women are doing this but some are still interested, especially women who are looking for a lover.'



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Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 4:44am
She deserves every and anything  that comes to her..Sleepy

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Women, midwest, WO-MEN. I know you're stunted in height but I didn't know that your shortcomings extended to your brain function - ImThatDiva


Posted By: CLCNY20
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 4:44am
I'm not...understanding...
 
Why...why is all around her mouth black tho? Confused
 
Maybe I'm not...hip with the times? 
 
I'm not...understanding...


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Posted By: SweetNovember*
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 4:52am
REPOST!

First time I've done that, nothing personal. Big smile


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I mean damn can my p**** be tight?


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 4:55am
Originally posted by SweetNovember* SweetNovember* wrote:

REPOST!

First time I've done that, nothing personal. Big smile


really where?


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Women, midwest, WO-MEN. I know you're stunted in height but I didn't know that your shortcomings extended to your brain function - ImThatDiva


Posted By: SweetNovember*
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 4:58am
http://forum2.blackhairmedia.com/do-you-have-black-gums-come-in-for-ways-2-achieve_topic352915.html" rel="nofollow - http://forum2.blackhairmedia.com/do-you-have-black-gums-come-in-for-ways-2-achieve_topic352915.html

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I mean damn can my p**** be tight?


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 4:59am
Originally posted by SweetNovember* SweetNovember* wrote:

http://forum2.blackhairmedia.com/do-you-have-black-gums-come-in-for-ways-2-achieve_topic352915.html" rel="nofollow - http://forum2.blackhairmedia.com/do-you-have-black-gums-come-in-for-ways-2-achieve_topic352915.html


thx


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Women, midwest, WO-MEN. I know you're stunted in height but I didn't know that your shortcomings extended to your brain function - ImThatDiva


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 5:09am
ugh...this is so...lol....


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Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 5:10am
When I was a kid, I never though my black gums were a blessing. O__o
I'm cool with them now and simply don't care, but this is extreme.

And she thinks this will make her gums healthier? This looks extremely unsanitary.


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Posted By: Dapheny
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 5:25am
I saw a girl with the most beautiful black gums ever....i never thought they could look good
good to know i was wrong :)


Posted By: sistagal
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 7:41am
Each to their own I guess...

It's scary because of how it's done in such a primitive way, but it's just as bad as other procedures people get done by their plastic surgeons.


Posted By: _ConcreteRose_
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 7:44am
I....I don't understand.

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Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 7:47am
that actually doesnt look bad.


Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 7:48am
Tatt your gums for a brighter smile?

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You gon get this work Nicca


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 8:01am
I don't get it.

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Posted By: ScorpioLuv
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 8:02am
I understand wanting the results, the way it's done is horrible though

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Sons of bitches,smh


Posted By: MizzAmirah
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 9:22am
I heard many African countries find dark gums as beautiful. I that about Nigerians and Ethiopians.

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Posted By: *Belle*Femme*
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 9:27am
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

that actually doesnt look bad.
yeah i thought it looked good on her. I think dark gums is cool. *Shrugs*

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My mind explodes


Posted By: Tbaby
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 10:28am
The "after" pic is too fuzzy on my screen to see a difference.

I guess if that's what makes her happy why not?  No difference between gum tattooing and letting some stranger wax your coochiePinch, or breast augmentation, or butt injections, etc.

Ppl will go to painful extremes for "beauty" no matter what culture they are in.



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Everyone has a role in life. We all can't be CEO's somebody gotta take the orders at Mickey D's & the KFC's -Jewelsync


Posted By: Samoneisthebest
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 10:41am
They do have some nice looking teeth in the video.

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Can't even twerk no mo. They tired out. Lets ride out.


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 10:47am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD50PQE_OeI" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD50PQE_OeI



Posted By: Tbaby
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 11:10am
At the end when all her bird nested raggedy weave friends yak about having a pretty smile catches a man had me LOL

She's pretty, tho.



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Everyone has a role in life. We all can't be CEO's somebody gotta take the orders at Mickey D's & the KFC's -Jewelsync


Posted By: Babydoll9163
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 11:18am
The things people do in the name of "beauty"

If she likes it, I love it I guess



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Stupid ppl are like a unicorn. They too do not exist. They are just liberated... liberated from knowledge. -nycdiva


Posted By: femmemichelle
Date Posted: Jan 05 2013 at 11:19am
The girl in red at the end is beautiful. I just need a good samaritan to snatch that ugly wig off her head, get a short natural do, and get her a tank and some jeans. She looks like she could model.


Posted By: Blossoming
Date Posted: Jan 09 2013 at 2:07am
I've always hated my naturally dark gums. I wonder if that's why I've always been asked how I got my teeth to look so white lol Who knew?


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Jan 09 2013 at 2:13am
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD50PQE_OeI" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD50PQE_OeI

theyre all so beautiful. i love the shape of the eyes...why did the first girl remind me of regina king Smilebut yeah still a no go on them gums thoDead


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Posted By: honeybee10
Date Posted: Jan 09 2013 at 2:22am
where do yall find this sh!t?

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