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Body Adornment

Note: Book is not sold signed.



The full title of this marvelous new book is: "A Brief History of the Evolution of Body Adornment in Western Culture: Ancient Origins and Today". But don't let the long title fool you. Even though this book, by my friend and compatriot body modifier Blake Perlingieri, is long on research and arcane historical information it is a treasure trove of rare and unusual photographs. Included are photos of some of the earliest modifiers in Western Culture: Ethel Granger and the Great Omi.

Also a long section on, blush, Fakir with a brief history of the beginnings of contemporary body piercing in Western Culture. About half of book is filled with photos and histories of world peoples, piercings and jewelry from Mesoamerica to Europe to Oceania to China to Nepal.

Blake's Body Adornment is a collector's oversize coffee table book printed in color on heavy paper... 146 pages with hundreds of photos. Contains scores of color photos of ancient and traditional jewelry now housed in the Nomad Museum in Bend, Oregon. Again, a "must have" for any serious body modifier, tattoo or piercing studio. Order from us today by PayPal.


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The original printed body modification magazine by Fakir Musafar is now out-of-print and not available by subscription. There was nothing like it anywhere. 32 glossy pages of original photos and true-life stories about body modification as a lifestyle, as ritual and a spiritual practice. Photo-quality reproduction in an 8 x 11 inch collectable folio. Select back issues are still available for $20 each in the U.S. and Canada, $25 overseas. See the Order Form for available back issues and check our new online zine.


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Due to community demand, a large selection of Fakir's bodymod photography will soon be available at reasonable prices...$20 and $15 for fine litho prints mounted on 11 x14 archival art boards. These prints are signed by Fakir and can be easily mounted in standard 11 x 14 frames.

They are great attention getters and decoration for your shop, store studio or home.


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