Pink Lip Tattoos Take Over Nigerian Men's Fashion

By: Sarita Persaud - Published: Feb 19, 2013 • References: strangeorwhat
What has become more bold than Nicki Minaj's florescent pink lipstick is the latest bizarre male beauty fad -- pink lip tattoos for men. The most recent male cosmetics craze sweeping across Nigeria has gotten many women convincing their male counterpart into this new Afri-culture phenomenon.

The concept of tattooing one's lower lip pink comes from the belief among men that it heighten one's attractiveness. The procedure takes place in what seems to be a tattoo parlor, with the tattoo artist coloring the entire bottom lip. The entire process is painstaking and costs around $45 and often doesn't include proper tattooing procedures in terms of hygiene.

A more cost-effective and safer approach toward this beauty craze would be male lipsticks.