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The fourth wild card group are the creepy-ass druids led by Veran (Mackenzie Crook, unrecognizable in scarification makeup and filed teeth) that dispense drugs and execution orders for their own purposes.
Characters like Erik Killmonger are covered in tribal scarification, and there’s an elder adorned with a lip plate as worn by the Mursi people of Ethiopia.
Body modifications’ like tattoos, piercing other than in the ears, and scarification have become a mainstream trend, but adolescents do not always think about the long term ramifications.
Luna Cobra has been performing body modifications such as splitting tongues and scarifications since the mid-1990s.
The report also notes that scarification, the practice of burning or branding words or images into the skin, is not as highly regulated and is banned in some states.
On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever clinical guidelines to members on tattooing, piercing and scarification in adolescents and young adults.
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