Religious Devotees Pierce Their Cheeks With Swords And Guns To Celebrate Festival (Graphic Photos)

This is how Chinese communities across South East Asia celebrate the Taoist ‘Nine Emperor Gods’ vegetarian festival. Devotees show their religious devotion through shocking ritualistic self-mutilation and pain trials

Swords, workshop tools, and even sniper rifles are among the bewildering items thrust through devotees’ cheeks. Chinese communities in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia abstain from meat, alcohol, and sex while showing their religious devotion through ritualistic pain trials.

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