Adiperukku is a Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Adi. The festival pays tribute to water's life-sustaining properties. For the blessing of mankind with peace, prosperity and happiness, Nature worship in the form of Amman deities are organized to shower Nature’s bountiful grace on human beings.
There were more than 20 men and women articipating in this scary event, in a small street not far from Chennai beach. Many others stood around and enhoraged them. The holes in the skin ae made with red-hot metal pins.
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ChrisJ (117201) 2013-10-06 9:43
Ouch! A superb daily life shot of the man withe the holes in his cheek. The red hot temperature of the metal sounds even worse than the piercing! I like the extreme close up which gives a wide angled distorted effect. Good color, sharpness and saturation. The shallow dof & oof bg work well here. Tfs!