Really, Now: New Trend In Nigeria Of Men Tattooing Their Lips Pink

Really, Now: New Trend In Nigeria Of Men Tattooing Their Lips Pink

nigerian_men_pink_lipsPhoto: Youtube


The western world has contributed to a lot of beauty trends and phenomenons throughout the continent of Africa– some being positive, others not so much. One new fascination is the “Pink Lips” trend, booming in Nigeria. For a mere $30, men have been heading–in flocks– to tattoo parlors to have their bottom lips made pink or red. In the video below, the shop owner claims that they get around ten customers a day looking to get the procedure. “We help out those with black lips, to clean their lips and make them pink,” said the tattoo artist.

Whenever a beauty procedure is created to change the natural makeup of oneself to something more “appealing” (aka European), we have to questions the real motives. Obviously this is controversial and very permanent procedure, so we’d love to know your thoughts.

-Danielle Kwateng

  • nolimit_soldier

    Pink tatooed lips..I done seen in all in the last decade and I’m only 24 years old

  • bj

    Not cute at all love the body your in!!!

  • I can only imagine what the girls in the clubs will say about the guys who have the pinkest lips.

  • NarutoFriendOmoi

    *sighs* My avatar ( to the left <—) has pink cheeks. I am no better, lol.

  • Seven5

    Self Hate 101

  • Yaya

    I wonder why they don’t do the top lip too? Also, wouldn’t lipstick be less painful?

  • unorthodoxjukebox

    I live in nigeria and this post is fishy! I’ve never seen nor heard of it! Nigerian men are very traditional,I doubt they could do this. Till I see it in real life before I believe

  • b.r

    smh all he needs now is a large slice of water melon and a banjo lol ? the most silly thing i have seen in a min …..

  • Mrs.Mimi

    As if tatooing the body isn’t bad enough, people are now tatooing the eyeballs, tatooing hair, hairlines and beards and now the lips and of all colors pink and they’re men?! What are they going to do when it’s no longer the trend? Pay a lot of money to remove the tatoo and even worse, what if he can’t afford to get it removed? If I were them, I’d think twice about doing that.

  • FemmeFatale

    I can’t even clown him. This video just made me really really sad. 🙁

  • Youknowwhatiitis

    WHY! These Europeans got us FVCKED UP.

  • Smfh

  • joy

    good grief! this is soooo unattractive! y wud any1 do this to themselves???!!!

  • Meelah

    What is appealing about this? Your face is brown so what’s wrong with having brown lips? I know I love mine. I’ve had people tell me they think I have on lipstick when I don’t. It’s not something that bothered me before but when I was told that I became proud of them.

    Also how long is that going to last? It’s hard to tattoo a color like this on darker skin that will last long.

  • M

    Anyone else realize in the end a child was getting the tattoo.