Depending on the country in which a person lives, their ideals of what constitutes true beauty may differ markedly from others. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. But the positive side of this is that many of us believe that our physical defects can be lovely for someone out there.
Craft Side has gathered a selection of the most interesting things that people find attractive and sexy in various countries of the world.
#1. Teeth crooked japan
In Western countries, a straight line of uniform teeth is considered the definition of the perfect smile, and many cannot imagine that people think otherwise. But in Japan, things are the other way around: the attractive peak is called yaeba or crooked teeth.
It is believed that people look more beautiful if they have this quality. That is why dentists in Japan are in great demand, from young men and women!
#2. Scarification West Africa, New Guinea
The people of New Guinea and several other African countries still decorate their bodies with patterns and countless artistic scars. Scars are usually given to men during an initiation ceremony, while in women these “tattoos” are considered an indication of great beauty.
Of course, in the developed world, there is not a small number of people who also consider this practice attractive, which is often called body modification.
#3. A heart-shaped face South Korea
In South Korea, plastic surgery is not only widespread but is considered completely normal. In big cities, you will see ads everywhere asking people to get involved to improve their appearance.
Here, having a heart-shaped face is seen as one of the main ways to look beautiful. To achieve this, many Koreans are prepared to perform complex operations.
This usually involves breaking the jawbones into three parts, removing the central part and fusing the other two to create a sharper chin.
Then, the angles of the new chin are softened. For a long time after having this type of operation, the individual cannot eat solid foods.
#4. Overweight Mauritania
Mauritanians have absolutely no chance of drawing a man’s attention if they don’t have fat folds in the stomach.
To ensure that girls are the size they want, their parents send them to special “farms” where they can eat up to 16,000 calories a day (the standard is 1,500). Unfortunately, due to this tradition, many girls develop stomach diseases.
#5. Surgical bandages on face Iran
Iran is the capital of rhinoplasty. Despite the high cost of the procedure, men and women here are willing to pay anything for a straight nose, which is seen here not only as a symbol of beauty but also of a certain status in society.
But this is far from being the strangest thing you can see here. Even if someone has not had a nose job, they can decide to walk in public with a surgical bandage on their faces so that people think they have it.
#6. Pale skin China, Thailand
In many parts of Asia, pale skin is considered the gold standard of beauty. If you go to a store looking for a face cream, you are unlikely to find one that does not have a bleaching ingredient.
This includes what men can use after shaving. Many Chinese refuse to visit the beach without a mask because they want to protect their skin from the effects of the sun.
In addition, Chinese and Thai women think that Westerners are crazy for wanting to go to a tanning salon.
#7. A high forehead The Fula people
The most important attribute a woman must possess among the Fula tribe of Africa is the high forehead. That is why some of the women of the tribe remove parts of their hair from the head to create the illusion that they have one.
A similar custom was observed in medieval Europe when it was known that women removed up to half the hair on the top of the head.
#8. A long neck Burma
One of the eastern regions of Burma is called “the country of giraffes”. This name refers to the Kayan people who live there, whose women wear brass rings on their necks. It is believed that the more a person’s neck, the more beautiful it becomes.
According to legend, these rings protect Kayan women from tigers, although in reality, they are simply a way of expressing their tribal identity.
#9. Stretched lips and red skin The Mursi people
Himba and Suri people
In the Ethiopian Mursi tribe, girls learn to stretch the skin of their lower lips with special discs. The larger the disc, the greater the social status of the girl and the greater the dowry to pay before marriage.
Something similar can be found with the Suri tribe. They are a small African tribe that lives in an area in southwest Ethiopia, along the border with Sudan. They are one of several tribes in the fertile Omo Valley and represent approximately 20,000 people.
The Himba are nomadic shepherds living in the Kaokoland area of northwestern Namibia. They use red ocher and grease to protect themselves from the sun. This gives the body a red color.
#10. Monobrows Tajikistan
In some regions of Tajikistan, a Monobrows is considered a sign of feminine beauty. If nature has not given a girl this desirable feature, she may decide to apply black makeup on a line between her eyebrows.
Local people are convinced that united eyebrows are an indication that a person will have a happy life.
These beauty traditions may seem fun to some of us and others may seem primitive. But how often do we look at our own standards and beauty traditions? Prick your ears and earrings, wear uncomfortable high heels to lengthen your legs, could they seem equally strange to others?