Beauty can be different to every person.
What's beautiful to one person may not be beautiful to another. Around the world, different cultures are said to find different things beautiful. Here are some different traits that are deemed beautiful in different countries around the world.
Long Necks In Burma
The long necks are a symbol of a beautiful woman in Burma.
The more rings that a woman has around her neck, the longer it gets. Women with long necks are said to be more beautiful.
Stretched Lips Of The Mursi People
The Mursi people are a tribe in Ethiopia where the women will wear lip plates.
The plates are meant to show that a woman is fertile and eligible for marriage.
Body Scarification In Sudan
In some tribes in Sudan, body scarification is a form of beauty for women.
The body scaring on the men is a symbol of a warrior. To them, these are symbols of beauty.
Crooked Teeth In Japan
Crooked teeth are seen as an attractive trait in Japan.
The crooked teeth show that the woman is not perfect. That is something that men in Japan believe makes a woman more approachable.
Face Tattoos Of The Māori Women
The Māori women in New Zealand wear tattoos on their chin.
The tattoos represent their true identity. They believe that each one of them wears one of these close to their heart and the tattoo artist is simply bringing out what they wear on the inside.
Henna Tattoos Of India
Henna tattoos are a cultural symbol of beauty in India.
The tattoos are temporary but they represent health and prosperity in a marriage. They are made with a dye that sits on the skin's surface.
Body Hair In France
The vast majority of women in France do not shave their body hair.
It's said that they believe that women should not have to shave off all of their body hair, as other cultures believe.
Double Eyelids In South Korea
Double eyelids are something that has evolved to be a symbol of beauty in South Korea.
The surgical procedure results in the eyes looking bigger, which South Koreans see as a beauty symbol.
Sharp Teeth In Indonesia
Having your teeth sharpened is a sign of beauty in Indonesia.
The teeth are filed down and it's supposed to help women fight the urge of evil lust. They look very sharp!
Full Lips In North America
Women in North America have been getting their lips filled in recent years as a beauty symbol.
Studies show that people perceive those with full lips to have a high potential for a relationship.
Body Chalk In Ethiopia
The Karo people in Ethiopia cover their whole body in different colored chalk.
The chalk helps them increase their chance of finding a love partner. The body chalk also helps them scare off their rivals.
Face Piercings In The USA
Face piercings can be a form of beauty in the USA.
While this can be subjective and a personal preference, it can show that someone is creative and isn't afraid to express themselves.
Nose Plugs In India
The women of the Apatani tribe in India have an old tradition of wearing nose plugs and face tattoos.
They are not to make them beautiful, but less beautiful so that neighboring tribes will not abduct them.
Extraocular Implants In The Netherlands
Extraocular implants is a fancy way to say jewelry of the eyeball and are legal in the Netherlands.
A piece of jewelry is placed into a person's eye. It looks rather uncomfortable!
Pale Skin In Asia
Many women in countries in Asia strive to have light, pale skin.
There are many beauty products that will make the skin lighter and women will also wear larger hats and stay out of the sun to keep their skin pale.
Fake Tans In North America
Fake tanning has become a common practice and a sign of beauty in North American countries.
Tanned skin is said to make people look more attractive and also helps them feel more confident.
Red Clay Hair In Namibia
The women in the Himba tribe put red clay in both their hair and on their skin.
The hair is very important in their culture and can represent marital status, age, wealth, and their level of seniority in their group.
Big Bottoms In USA
Americans have come to find women with big bottoms attractive.
Some studies believe one of the reasons for this is because it can make the curvature of the spine more pronounced which men can find attractive.
Stick Piercings In Brazil
The Yanomami clans in southern Brazil live a very isolated life in the rainforest.
The wooden stick piercings are a common form of beauty for women. They are usually found around the nose and mouth.
Glass Skin In Asia
Glass skin is a form of beauty that is sought after in many Asian countries.
The term refers to a skin complexion that is so bright that it could be compared to glass.
Turmeric Face In India
India is home to many of the spices that the rest of the world has become accustomed to.
One of those is turmeric, which in many parts of India, when rubbed on the face combined with a little bit of water, is seen as beautiful.
Weight Gain Of The Mauritania People
The Mauritania people in Africa believe that gaining weight is actually a sign of beauty.
This is something that many countries and cultures do not associate as beautiful. A nice way to look at it!
Heart-Shaped Face In South Korea
Having a face that is shaped like a heart is something that South Koreans think is very beautiful.
Some who are not born that way will even have surgery to get the shape.
High Forehead Of The Fula Tribe
Having a high forehead is not something that North Americans think is very beautiful.
The people of the Fula tribe in Africa do, and they will even take out their hair to have their forehead even higher.
Unibrows In Tajikistan
In Tajikistan, a unibrow is a desired trait that is seen as beautiful.
It is seen as a sign of purity in women, and for men, it is seen as masculine.
Stretched Earlobes Of The Maasai Tribe
The people of the Maasai tribe in Africa believe that their ears are the most blessed part of the body.
Married women will stretch their earlobes out and it is also seen as beautiful to them.
Cheek Piercing In Thailand
The people of Thailand take cheek piercing to the next level.
Piercing your cheek is looked at as a way to commit yourself to your religion as well as beauty.
Footbinding In China
Footbinding is something that is looked at as a part ph being physically beautiful in China.
Women's feet are practically broken to become smaller. It looks incredibly painful to have done.
Limited Makeup In France
Women in France are seen as beautiful when they wear little to no makeup.
It is something that is different than what is seen as beautiful by many in North America.
Bagel Heads In Japan And Canada
The Canadians invented the bagel head, which is injecting saline into the forehead.
It was something that really took off in Japan and is said to be desired by some people.
Shaved Heads In Africa
While a lot of cultures believe feminine beauty equates to long hair, the same can't be said about Africa.
There, it is thought women are more attractive with a shaved head.
Gum Tattoos In Africa
In many cultures, tattoos signify power and status, with people receiving ink when they've reached a milestone.
In Senegal, West Africa, women actually tattoo their gums, believing it makes their smile unique and beautiful.
Big Eyes In Japan
In Japan and other Asian countries, there is one female attribute that is thought to be beautiful -- having big, wide eyes.
To achieve this, some people get plastic surgery while others wear makeup.
Straight Teeth In The United States
In The United States, people tend to gear towards people with pretty smiles. This means straight pearly whites.
Having straight teeth is a sign of wealth, health, and taking care of oneself.
Bigger Noses In Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, women actively seek to enlarge their noses, believing bigger is more beautiful.
This belief has actually made rhinoplasty surgery one of the most in-demand plastic surgeries in the country.
Dying Teeth In Japan
Teeth blackening is an ancient tradition in Japan known as "Ohaguro." The black dye is applied to young boys and girls when they come of age and for young women who are of marrying age.
It is considered to be a fashionable and pretty look, especially when paired with white face paint.
Stick Piercings In The Yanomami Clans Of Brazil
Instead of a traditional metal facial piercing, the Yanomami clans of Brazil do something a bit different.
For women of the tribes, stick piercings around their face, namely the mouth and chin, are considered the epitome of beauty.
Slim Waist In The United States
One of the coveted beauty standards among women is an hourglass figure. This means trimming their waist down either with exercise or even waist trainers.
This allows the hips to stick out a bit more.
Red Under-Eyes In Japan
Many people get treatment to fix the discoloration under their eyes. In Japan, a red tinge is a sign of beauty.
The process is known as byojaku, or "sickly." Japanese women will apply red-tinted makeup under their eyes to make their appearance more doll-like.
Slim Cheeks In South Korea
In South Korea, many people think slim cheeks are more beautiful than full cheeks.
This beauty standard has resulted in people getting buccal lipectomy to reduce the fat cells in their skin, resulting in a slimmer-looking face.