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Taboo: Marked for Life

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Taboo: Marked for Life

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People across the globe have long used body markings to express themselves but what is acceptable in some cultures is shocking in others. In Marked for Life, NGC travels the world to explore the lengths to which people will go to identify with their community through skin markings. A wide range of ritualistic body modification practices, including branding and scarification, are examined, and experts weigh in on the cultural, physical and sociological effects of these markings.