From the circle lenses some Asian women wear to achieve larger anime-style irises to the bleaching cream epidemic in some parts of the Caribbean to the butt-enhancing shots women pay for right here in the U.S., there is no shortage of complicated and sometimes dangerous beauty practices enacted by people of all different cultures and backgrounds. One of the latest procedures to make the news is springing up in Nigeria. According to The Huffington Post, men are tattooing their bottom lips pink.

A video, published by Batta Box TV, reveals that men will pay up to 35-40 US dollars to have their lips lightened. The practice, which the tattoo artist casually refers to as “cleaning up the lips,” is becoming increasingly popular. “We get more than 10 customers in a day,” the tattoo artist explains.

Though pink lipstick, Vaseline, lemon juice and lip balm with SPF do the trick of keeping lips from becoming black, these men are opting for a more painful, permanent and expensive treatment to appear more attractive. The Huffington Post argues that the prevalent pink lip tattoo trend could point to race and self-esteem issues. Do you agree, Clutchettes?

Watch the video here:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHiBomcZ0Ms]

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