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Mentawai tribe: Tattoos - Tribal Wives - BBC

The global edition of BBC iPlayer has launched on iPad & iPhone Download the free app today and enjoy taster clips and episodes! Watch a selection of the best classic and contemporary British shows on demand, including Tribal Wives. The BBC iPlayer iPad app is currently available in the following countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Please note, not all programming is available in all countries. Doctor Andrea Wraith joins the Mentawai tribe in Indonesia to learn more about bodily rituals such as tattoos and teeth sharpening, and is baffled by the high tolerance the tribe women seem to have for pain. Interesting short video from BBC show Tribal Wives. Part of a series. Six women give up their everyday lives and spend a month living with some of the world's most remote tribes, immersing themselves fully into their new culture. Each woman must work, eat and sleep exactly as the other tribal women.
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