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By Mike Featherstone

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

It asks no matter if this suggests that we're returning to conventional tribal practices of inscribing identities onto our bodies at the a part of 'modern primitives', or is physique amendment greater understood as in simple terms beauty and ornamental with physique markings basically transitority indicators of transferable loyalties?

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