Extreme Body Art

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Filed under: Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking

Most of the following images are from Body Modification Ezine and have been widely circulating on the Internet.

For the definitive work on the subject, check out V. Vale’s Modern Primitives, published by RE/Search. From the back cover:

[Modern Primitives is] an anthropological inquiry into a contemporary social enigma — the increasingly popular revival of ancient human decoration practices such as symbolic/deeply personal tattooing, multiple piercings, and scarification. “Primitive” actions which rupture conventional confines of behavior and aesthetics are objectively scrutinized. In context of the death of global frontiers, this volume charts the territory of the last remaining underdeveloped source of first-hand experience: the human body.



thanks Nick