Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 54K 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 #MODELCRUSH: Stunning Ghanaian Plus Size Model Sharon Weseh Ayikwerah Is Perfect For The International Market Cameroon’s Ozi International Presents The Look Book For It’s Latest Collection ‘Passion’ More on Culture and Tradition Culture & Art dakargumgum darkeninggum tattoosenegaltattoo Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail Nana Tamakloe Founder of FashionGHANA.com and Accra Fashion Week. I'm grateful you visited, I hope you share, subscribe and share your comments or opinions below. More For You Fashion as Art: The Intricate Craftsmanship of Verde Vista by Kophi Faakye The International BRICS+ Fashion Summit Is Here & Kicks Off In Moscow November... Another Black Model Maleesa Mooney Found Murdered Shortly After Nichole Coats Rogue Wave Is Set To Unveil Angolan Elegance & Style In Ghana At... Promising Fashion Student Mary Agona’s Nature-Inspired Collection Shook Up The Riohs Runway! See The Full List Of Accra Fashion Week 2023 Designers Celebrating Culture From... Africa’s Is Set To Take Over The Sportswear Industry: Kudos to Fashion Pioneer... VIDEO: 400 Stunning Models Cast For Accra Fashion Weeks 10th Edition; See Them... #OOTD: Barbados Fashion Brand Arisar Serves Us Macrame Cravings For Our Resort Fantasies “I’m Done Being Memed For Being In An Interracial Relationship” Bill Gates Daughter... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.