You must be logged in to post a review. Modern Primitives examines a vivid contemporary enigma: Perhaps Nietzsche has an explanation: It is so firmly rooted in the passions, in language, in art, in religion and generally in everything that gives value to life, that it cannot be withdrawn without thereby injuring all these beautiful things.
It is not about mutilation without consent.
From banding all 4 extremities, wa Illustrated in black and white, with photos and drawings some extremely graphic this is a "no holds barred " anthropological quest if you will into the humans travels through the modern, primitive, and primitivist body modification practices. From banding all 4 extremities, waist bands, tattoos, piercings in and on every part of the body, Maya body modifications, cuttings, Samoan naval tattoos etc.
From the Philippines, Thailand, Hawaii, New Zealand, Borneo, and beyond, hand tapped tattoos by the greats are illustrated. At first I found this very disturbing to read, but as I continued, I began to understand, that some have always sought to to be unique, different, to signify their transition into maturity and some have tried to find a way to be closer to God.
Hence the religious rites. Through some of these rituals this was by their permission and their way to find what ever path that they chose to follow, regardless of the pain. Implants, incising, and scarification are also included.
I enjoyed the fascinating profiles looking into the pierced, tattooed, and overall modified and came away with a new appreciation for the ritual and psychological aspects of being a tattooed person and one who tattoos others.
I do wish that there had been a little more anthropological narration looking into history and world culture and a bit less interviewing most of the book seemed composed of interviews.
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Modern Primitives is the Bible of Body Modification, including tattoo, piercing, and scarification. An amazing 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/5.
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