Throughout time, rituals and traditions have continued to be a part of everyday life. Whether it is something that is completetly cut throat or just too strange to even understand, these rituals continue to shock us all. Well, what makes these rituals so interesting is the bizareness behind them. So if one’s eyes are ready to see graphic but shocking images of these rituals it is advised to start scrolling away. Remember these rituals and traditions have been around for decades, so don’t act too surprised when seeing how intense the world can really be.
The Kanigara people of Papa New Guinea perform a rite of passage that looks beyond painful and inhumane. In order to scarify the bodies of the males, they take sharpened bamboo and carve crocodile patterns into the skin of the young men. This ritual is completed as a way to signify these young men leaving their mothers and becoming true men. When a man does not have scars on his back it shows that he is too young to leave his mother. If a man has scars on his back, then it shows that he is strong and one of masculinity.