The women in Iraq look angry. In fairness, they have good reason to be—the Islamic State has taken over a third of their country, bombings have become causal occurrences, and the economy is riddled with corruption. Life, overall, is pretty shitty for many Iraqis. But this isn’t why the women look so vexed.
It’s not even the fiery temperament that Iraqi women are renowned for; it’s their eyebrows. They all have the same eyebrows, tattooed on in two severe straight lines, as is currently in fashion. Cosmetic procedures are on the rise in Iraq—beauty clinics have sprung up in the major cities, and treatments like Botox and fillers are proving to be more popular than massages or facials—but it’s these eyebrows that are particularly striking.
Many in the UK will be familiar with the “Scouse brow”—bold, dark arches achieved with stencils and pencils. The Iraqi versions are similar, but a bit straighter and a lot more permanent.
Iraqi Women Are Getting Angry-Looking Eyebrows Tattooed on Their Faces | VICE | United States.