Monday, October 18, 2010

Bizarre Piercing Ritual

At the Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Thailand, it is a custom to pierce one's face to ward off evil spirits. Now I've seen strange piercings in the U.S., but these guys really take the cake. Besides looking awfully painful, the piercings present the practical dilemma of how these people eat or drink. I hope none of them need surgery because it will be impossible to mask ventilate with the giant holes in their cheeks. Ouch

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