Does work ever make you want to smack your head against the wall?
People have been flagellating themselves for ages, as a ritual of religious celebration and mourning. Even young children are often cut in some countries during the rituals, to re-enact historical and biblical events. But hey, a little blood never hurt anybody, right?
We've compiled a slideshow of particularly interesting (and sometimes, hard to look at) flagellation ceremonies for your viewing pleasure.
Be warned though: you're about to see a whole lot of self-impaling, beatings and blood. Enjoy.