This story caught my eye not only because it was shocking, but also because it’s always disheartening to see what we humans are willing to risk for vanity just to fit in.
In all honesty, this is horrifying on so many levels, but it’s been horrifying. It’s no different than butt implants or bleaching skin. I just pray that this trend doesn’t pick up. I’m sure they aren’t regulating substances used in the tattooing. I’m not going to lie, they now look like they are doing blackface.
The Huffington Post reports that the trend has been seen in Nigerian men, like the one shown in the below video:
Batta Box TV has released a short video documenting the trend. Although the subject isn’t explored in depth, we’ve gathered that the lightened pigmentation of the lip is more aesthetically pleasing for those who choose to spend the equivalent of 35-40 American dollars for the tattoo.
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Watch on: YouTube