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By Mike Featherstone

This attention-grabbing assortment explores the starting to be diversity of physique amendment practices similar to piercing, tattooing, branding, slicing and placing implants, that have sprung up lately within the West.

It asks even if this means that we're returning to standard tribal practices of inscribing identities onto our bodies at the a part of 'modern primitives', or is physique amendment greater understood as simply beauty and ornamental with physique markings basically transitority symptoms of transferable loyalties?

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