Portrait of a Peul woman

In Peul culture, tattoos are a criteria of beauty, and they can’t get married if they are not tattooed. When they are around 14 they get their gums and their chin tattooed. Painfull experience, but compulsory stage for a Peul woman.

For those who wonder, considered as a barbaric practice, female circumcision has been fobidden for over 15 years in Senegal.