Kayapo Indians eat, drink and smoke while wearing their lip disks. Prior to the twenty-first century, men of the Kayapo tribe, located in Brazils Mato Grosso region of the Amazon basin, sported large wooden lip disks in their lower lips. Upon entering the mens hut, lips of young Kayapo boys (age 8 - 10) were pierced and a small wooden plug was inserted. Over the years, the plugs were increased in size until the lip was stretched to more than 8 cm to 10 cm in diameter. Lip disks often were carved with a distinctive flange, giving them a slightly oval shape. The pointed flange, on either side of the mouth, helped to hold the disk in place. Lip plates were a mark of manhood and great pride for the Kayapo. Unlike the Suya, who pierced and stretched their lower lips with similar sized disks after marriage, Kayapo men did not paint their lip disks. However, wearing lip disks from childhood gave the Kayapo more muscular control over their disks, allowing them to flip them up at will (as seen in video). Today, very few Kayapo wear lip disks. Of them, world famous Chief Raoni and a handful of Kayapo shaman still wear their lip disks with pride.