Nigerian actress and television host, Linda Osifo, has revealed that she was teased mercilessly as a child because of her tribal marks and this made her consider undergoing surgery to remove them.
According to her, while she was in elementary school in Canada, her mates would tease her about her tribal marks, with some asking if she was attacked by a wild animal.
Linda Osifo said it made her feel ugly at the time but she has now come to realise how beautiful and unique it makes her.
See what she wrote below;
“It’s the Tribal Marks for me!
Back in elementary school in Canada, I remember being made fun of about my tribal marks and being asked if I got scratched by lions in Africa . The teasing got so bad that I tried surgically to remove my tribal marks…..(Ouch ).
I felt it made me so ugly and weird from everyone else around me because I didn’t understand why I had it in the first place! Now that I’m all grown and wise, I’ve come to realize how beautiful & unique it sure makes me look. True beauty does not come from physical attributes…true beauty comes from what is within.
Here’s to the tribal mark gang”