I swear I watched this video in utter dismay and then I checked myself because I am sure there are way more astonishing things people have done to ‘correct’ a problem with themselves.
Word on the street is that Nigerian men are tattooing their bottom lip pink in and effort to not look ‘scary’ and so ‘Black’.
Ok let me not get judgmental, there are women everywhere injecting their butts with unknown substances in an effort to look ‘better’.
The other day millions of women on Twitter were using shot glasses to get #kyliejennerlips. Then there is the bleaching, black women have been bleaching their beautiful dark skin for years in an effort to look lighter. So this isn’t a stretch considering.
According to one popular tattoo artist who performs the painful procedure daily, the reason Nigerian men are tattooing their lips in such alarming numbers is so that they do not scare people.
“When people go for interviews, they will look at their face and lips, and people will be scared of their lips because they are black,” John, a tattoo artist, explained in a video by Nigerian news outlet BattaBox.
The artists claims to see at least 10 men per day to get the procedure done and he allowed news outlet BattaBox to film the procedure.
The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes and in the video you will notice one of the guys saying that he does it to impress the girls.
Coming from a girl who is #teamdarkskin all day, I would say the pink lip procedure is probably the worse thing you could ever do to improve something that does not need improving. Dude looked way better prior to the permanent lipstick!
But who am I kidding, like all of the various ‘procedures’ people all over the world do in an effort to look like someone else this will probably stay on trend for awhile.