from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy" Various
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