from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Raised or depressed scars produced by incision and arranged in definite order on the skin, so as to serve as tribal marks, or for purposes of ornament. Scar-tattooing is used in place of tattooing by dark-skinned races, the light scars contrasting distinctly with the dark pigment of the skin.
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The Ba-Luba practise circumcision and scar-tattooing is common; tooth-filing is very frequent in the east, though in the west it is comparatively rare; the fashion of dressing the hair is very varied and often extremely fantastic.