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Joseph
April 12th, 2010, 01:49
They say you learn something new every day. Apparently the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, practiced tattooing as a rite of passage for girls.

These were a requirement for marriage, and, if too painful, involved actually holding girls down for it.

I wonder how would that go down here in the states? Would we excuse it as "part of a group's culture?" Or would they get the same ruling as the people in Georgia and Fresno, CA?

http://www.larskrutak.com/articles/Ainu/index.html

I don't think it's news or anything, but it is kind of random trivia, and I thought it was best to put it here. I'll leave it up to the head admin to decide.

ctrclckws
April 15th, 2010, 04:40
Amazing the things humans do to themselves.

greg_b
April 16th, 2010, 20:16
Fascinating.

jninja
April 17th, 2010, 02:10
Amazing the things humans do to themselves.

You mean have forced upon them by others.

ctrclckws
April 18th, 2010, 14:43
Those in power over the powerless.