“I tried to surgically remove my tribal mark because of the mockery” – Linda Osifo shares sad experience
Fast rising Nollywood actress, Linda Osifo has recounted how she was badly mocked by her elementary school mates in Canada because of her tribal marks.
The Edo-state-born model said the marks made her feel ugly and different from her peers, that she tried to surgically remove them from her face.
She has however grown to appreciate its beauty and uniqueness. According to her, true beauty doesn’t come from physical attributes, but from within.
Taking to Instagram to share a stunning photo of herself, she wrote,
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
See her post below,