For thousands of years people have marked their bodies to let others know their tribe, their status, or what group they belong to. Modifying the body is part of establishing culture. Markings that are normal for some others may find taboo. Taboo looks at how different cultures indicate status and identity through body modification including the stretched necks of the Padaung in Thailand, the full body tattoos of the Yakuza in Japan, and branding in the United States.
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