Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 53.8K If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!Beyond the skin lightening poison going on in Nigeria, Togo and South Africa (and I literally mean poison), at least some parts of Africa are darkening something, although were are talking about gums. Not only is it fashionable in some areas of Senegal to have your gums blackened and tattooed, but it is also a culture that dates back African ancestry [as claimed by the gum tattooist] and even more so a healthy act that enforces white teeth and prevents bad breath. All for less that $1.50. On the other hard it is a painful procedure, watch the video below. The read further. As you can see, the lady in the video forgoes a harmful process, very similar to the old days when colleagues of mine will go for normal body tattoos and discuss the pain. However, with new age technology in the west, body tattoos are not of any harm. So we await the day when technology in Africa can advance gum tattooing, if it really is as the healthy process as described by the lady tattooist. “Listen to me, tattooed gums and a silver tooth: that’s what’s attractive. A woman should not have red gums. Her gums need to be dark. A nice smile attracts men. A nice smile with white teeth.” Although the translator in the video made what one can say as an error, the lady did not refer to silver tooth as in like the gold tooth style, but more as a description for a shiny tooth as in clear white teeth. A direct translation can be misleading. More Articles You Would Love African Fashion International Announce the 2015 Next Generation Designers VIDEO: American Rapper Freestyles Off-The-Top For 7 Minutes Straight About Fashion In A Very Long Cue More on Culture and Tradition Culture & Art dakargumgum darkeninggum tattoosenegaltattoo Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail More For You Nigerian Brand Yahara NGR Presents The Lookbook For It’s Modest ‘RAMADAN 2023’ Collection #OOTD: Shanty Town Actress Ini Edo Serves Relentlessly In Her Jaw Dropping Medlin... Jewish Organizations Reject Kanye West’s Apology “He Needs To Do A Bit More... Pretty Sudanese Lady Goes Instantly Viral After She Puts On Blast Her Makeup... 5 Major Reasons Why Your Hair Is Breaking VIDEO: Fox News Host Jessie Watters Explains Kamala Harris’s $100M Check Is A... #BIKINIBAE: Discover Allie Redmond, The Pretty Damsel So Elegantly Serving Viral Swimwear Looks PICS: Nana Akufo Addo Hosts Kamala Harris At A State Banquet Dinner At... Kamala Harris Meets Up With Celebrities Idris Elba, Black Sherif, Sheryl Lee Ralph... Luxury At It’s Best, Take A Look At South Africa’s Amazing Sky Villa... You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.