Ancient Origins and Today (book)

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Ancient Origins and Today
Author Blake Perlingieri
Genre Cultural Studies
Publisher Tribalife Publications
Published June 1, 2003
Language English
Pages 142
ISBN 0867196084

A Brief History of the Evolution of Body Adornment in Western Culture: Ancient Origins and Today is a book by Blake Perlingieri of Nomad Precision Body Adornment and Tribal Art Museum. For those interested in the traditional, tribal, and cultural aspects of piercing and body modification, this book is a "must-have" according to Fakir. Packed full of historic and rare archival photos, exquisite jewelry from around the world (dating from 3,000b.c. to the present), as well as extreme tribal procedures. Required reading for piercers and enthusiasts in, or out, of the industry. The book traces piercing's re-emergence into western culture and showcases an amazing variety of jewelry from Ancient Europe, Mesoamerica, and Southeast Asia, to mention a few. Philosophical commentary and historical/autobiographical narrative punctuate the story of humanity's oldest practice.