A fascinating visual review of all forms of body art that celebrates the most extraordinary and creative forms of human adornment. It is crammed with photographs of people whose bodies have been variously tattooed, pierced and otherwise decoratively mutilated.
The most comprehensive review of body-art ever assembled. throughout history people have adorned and customized the body. Polhemus text looks at this phenomenon from an anthropological perspective while Randall s photographs touch all the bases - body painting, tattooing, piercing, corsets, scarring, hair, jewellery, masks, shoes - in graphic and dramatic style. A celebration of the most extraordinary, it also provokes us to think about the way we decorate, dress and adorn as we do.