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MODERN PRIMITIVES – RARE LIMITED HARDBACK

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SEALED RARE LIMITED HARDBACK Only 500 copies made. Gorgeous Vermilion End papers. Super-Archival.

“A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.”
― V. Vale, Modern Primitives: An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment and Ritual

Hardback: 212 pages

Publisher: V/Search Publications,U.S

 

 

 

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Product Description

Modern Primitives is the Bible of Body Modification, including tattoo, piercing, and scarification. An amazing 30-page interview with Fakir Musafar, as well as in-depth interviews with Ed Hardy, Lyle Tuttle, Leo Zulueta, Bill Salmon, Vyvyn Lazonga and other tattoo giants is featured. This book describes non-tribal people who felt and responded to strong “primitive” urges. A classic; this is the first book to chart out all the basic ways to creatively express one’s individuality using the body as a canvas, especially emphasizing the need to find something rooted in one’s own personal experiences and mythology. Inspiring and wide-ranging, Modern Primitives provides a vast anthropological context for implementing a truly unique body-decoration expression. An illuminating section of quotations rounds out this volume.

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