This article is from the Piercing FAQ, by Anne Greenblatt with numerous contributions by others.
Many titles can be ordered through
AMAZON BOOKS http://www.bme.freeq.com/store/bookstor.html
ATOMIC BOOKS http://www.atomicbooks.com
AFRICA ADORNED, by Angela Fisher, published by Willian Collins and Co.
Ltd., ISBN 0 00 216622 4
Reviewed by Shannon Larratt <firstname.lastname@example.org>: "Africa Adorned is
one of those large coffee-table style photo books whose subject just
happens to be the jewelry worn by the tribal peoples of the African
continent (although it does stray into related subjects like
bodysculpting and scarification). Almost all of the photos are very
high quality modern photos, with a few, much older, photos thrown in
for historical illustration. A great cross section of cultures are
illustrating, making some very interesting points as the practises of
nomadic cultures are compared with richer farming societies. The only
complaint I can make about this book is that the commentary should be
taken with a grain of salt, as it's cultural bias is quite apparent,
with some of the arts being referred to as "barbaric" or "primitive."
However, overall I must say that anybody that buys this book will most
certainly be happy with it - it is a very attractive addition to any
AMONG THE DAYAKS, by Lim Poh Chiang 132 p., 118 black and white
photos. Documenting the culture of the Dayak tribes whose traditional
decorations include earrings and stretched lobes and blackwork
tattoos. Available through BODY ART BOOK COLLECTION.
APP PROCEDURAL STANDARDS MANUAL published by the Association of
Professional Piercers, 519 Castro Street, Box 120, San Francisco,
California 94114 email@example.com http://www.safepiercing.org See also THE
ASC TATTOO DIRECTORY, PO Box 15893, Newport Beach, California 92659
phone/fax (714) 548-3878 http://www.tattoodirectory.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Extensive directory of body art studios; 350
pages, color photos.
BEYOND BELIEF, published by Wildcat Collection (see entry, below)
Photographic record of Wildcat's Fakirshow performances featuring
suspension, fleshhooks, spears. 48 pages, color and b&w photos.
Available through BODY ART BOOK COLLECTION.
BODIES UNDER SEIGE: SELF-MUTILATION AND BODY MODIFICATION IN CULTURE
AND PSYCHIATRY, Second Edition by Armando R. Favazza, MD 2996, Johns
Hopkins University Press, ISBN 0-8018-5299-4 With an epilogue by Fakir
THE BODY ART BOOK, A Complete, Illustrated Guide to Tattoos,
Piercings, and Other Body Modifications by Jean-Chris Miller Berkley,
BODY ART MAGAZINE and BODY ART BOOK COLLECTION Publications Limited,
PO BOX 32, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5RD England phone/fax 44 (0)
1692 678747 Color and black and white photos, insightful interviews,
covering all forms of body art and modification; all back issues
available. A large selection of bodyart-related books are available
through Publications Ltd. Body Art publishes an annual guide, THE
BODY JEWELRY CATALOGUE, of body piercing styles, jewelry, and studios.
BODY PIERCING: A GUIDE TO SAFETY
http://www.wrsgroup.com/HEprodpg/piercing.html This guide, written
with the help of three professional body piercers and published by
W.R. Spence, MD, promotes safe, sterile, and professional body
BODY PIERCING, by Cornelia Ziegler and Barbara Zoschke, published by
Zsolnay, Germany, 80 pages, Retail DM 19.80. This book was
Recommended in issue No. 3 of Marquis fetish magazine.
BODY PLAY AND MODERN PRIMITIVES QUARTERLY Insight Books, PO Box 2575,
Menlo Park, California 94026-2575 USA http://www.bodyplay.com Sample
copy US and Canada $12, $14 Airmail 4-issue subscription US and Canada
$45, $55 Airmail Check/MO Include 21+ age statement This publication
produced by Fakir Musafar; contains features on all body
modifications, from corsetry to cutting.
BODY PLAY THE BOOK, VOL I Insight Books, PO Box 2575, Menlo Park,
California 94026-2575 USA http://www.bodyplay.com US $28, Europe $34,
Asia $36 (US funds only) Check/MO Include 21+ age statement Softbound
collection of Body Play Magazine, issues Vol. 1 #1-4, 132 p.
THE CHAMELEON BODY, by Nicholas Sinclair 112 p., 64 portraits of
people engaged in contemporary bodyart and fetishism. Historical and
anthropological texts. Available through BODY ART BOOK COLLECTION.
CIRCUS OF THE SCARS, by J.T. Gregor with Tim "Torture King" Cridland
Published by Brennan Dalsgard, PO Box 85781, Seattle, Washington,
98145-1781 email@example.com 450 pages, hardbound. Hand-drawn
black and white illustrations by Ashleigh Talbot. Available only by
mail-order; limited signed editions available.
COLOR FULL PAIN: TATTOO & PIERCING, by Walter Kehr St Martins Pr
(Trade), May 1 1997, ISBN 0789300966, 96 p., 120 black and white
photos of contemporary body art, no text.
CUSTOMIZED BODY, by Ted Polhemus and Housk Randall, Serpents Tail,
ISBN 1-85242-522-9, 120 p., black and white portraits. Photos and
text on tattoos, piercings and brandings, gender transformation, body
sculpting in the context of the worldwide phenomenon of customizing of
the body. Available through BODY ART BOOK COLLECTION.
DECORATED SKIN: A WORLD SURVEY OF BODY ART, by Karl Groning, 256 p.,
418 photos Ethnic and tribal tattoo, henna, scarification, body
painting. Available through BODY ART BOOK COLLECTION.
ETHNIC JEWELRY, edited by John Mack, British Museum Traditional ethnic
and tribal jewelry from around the world. Color and black and white
photos. Available through BODY ART BOOK COLLECTION.
EROTIC PASSION Published by Creative Art Collection, Postfach 1317,
L-1013 Luxembourg 352-759244, fax 352-759352
http://www.creativeartcollection.com Distributed in Germany by:
ZBF-Vertriebs GmbH, Schlossbergstrasse 23, D-6200 Weisbaden /
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DANGERS OF TATTOOING AND BODY
PIERCING, by Laura Reybold, Rosen Pub Group, Nov. 1995, ISBN
EYE OF THE NEEDLE, by Pauline Clarke, Published in 1992 by P.A.U.K.,
153, Tomkinson Rd, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 8DP England In the US,
available through Pleasurable Piercings, Inc., 417 Lafayette Ave,
Hawthorne, 07506, 1-800-PPI-6086 (774-6086), (201) 238-0305, fax (201)
238-9564 http://www.pleasurable.com Introductory information on
piercing, essays by piercing enthusiasts, color and b&w photos. See
also, SPHERES OF ADORNMENT.
THE FASHIONABLE EAR: A History of Ear-Piercing Trends for Men and
Women, by Ronald D. Steinbach, Vantage Press, Nov 1995, ISBN:
FLASH PUBLICATIONS, Box 410052, San Francisco, California 94141
http://www.divaweb.com/gatewood/gatead.html Books and videos by
FLESH CANVAS Creek Music Publications LTD, PO Box 139B, East Molesey,
Surrey KT8 9YQ England. tel. (081) 941-7580, fax (081) 941-7582
http://www.fleshcanvas.com/ Email contact Chris Rick,
FS BODY FINARY, Postfach 600733, 81207 Muenchen, Germany 49 8142
57670, fax 49 8142 45594 http://www.fsbody.at
F.S.BodyFinary@t-online.de "Lust auf Intimschmuck" (The Joy of
Intimate Jewelry) Magazine In German only. Future issues will be
available in English. High quality full-color magazine depicting
multiple genital piercings, nipple piercings, and sexually explicit
photos. You must include a signed statement of age (18+). Catalog
A HEAD OF HIS TIME, Chris Wroblewski http://www.nsm.it/twl/bodimod.htm
Tribute to Hans of Copenhagen, full color photos of Hans wearing
various items through his large septum piercing. A ring is pierced
through the book itself, passing through photos of his penis.
Available through BODY ART BOOK COLLECTION.
I AM NOT MY BODY http://www.spiritone.com/~organic/other.html Zine
about extreme body modification and the medical culture.
IMPACT INTERNATIONAL PIERCING MAG SIN-A-MATIC BODY PIERCING,
Koenigstr. 11, 90762 Fuerth, Germany
(49) 911-7499891, fax (49) 911-7499892
IN THE FLESH Premiere and only issue published in 1993 by OB
Enterprises, Inc., Suite 2305, 450 Seventh Ave., NY, New York
10123-0101. Single copy: $4.95
IN THE FLESH MAGAZINE http://www.inthefleshmagazine.com/ Outlaw Biker
Enterprises, 5 Marine View Plaza #207, Hoboken, New Jersey, (201)
653-2700. Single copy $5.95 US, $6.95 Canada
MARKS OF CIVILIZATION Artistic Transformations of the Human Body
by Arnold Rubin (1937-1988), who specialized in the arts of
sub-Saharan Africa and was Associate Professor in the Department of
Art, Design, and Art History at the University of California, Los
Angeles 0-930741-12-9, 279 pages
MODERN PRIMITIVES V/Search Publications Originally puyblished by
RE/Search Publications which has dissolved
http://www.postfun.com/xre/newvser.html#modern US $18.00, ppd. Send
SASE or 4 IRCs for a catalog. First published in 1989, contains
interviews with bodyart enthusiasts and practitioners considered the
"founders" of the Modern Primitive Movement; black and white photos.
MUTILATING THE BODY: IDENTITY IN BLOOD AND INK by Kim Hewitt Bowling
Green State University Popular Press, 1-800-515-5118 161 pages,
illustrated with black and white photos by John Davis.
PIERCING WORLD Published by P.A.U.K., 153, Tomkinson Rd, Nuneaton,
Warwickshire, CV10 8DP England Quarterly, full-colour publication.
Annual Subscription: pounds16 UK, pounds20 Europe, pounds25 overseas.
Subscription to PIERCING WORLD brings automatic membership of P.A.U.K.
Detailed color and B&W photos of piercings and tattoos, unusual
jewelry designs, multiple piercings, piercing techniques, including
all genital piercings. The magazine also includes a classified ads
section and a list of EPPA registered piercers. Available in the US
at $10 for single copy through Pleasurable Piercings, Inc., 417
Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, 07506 1-800-PPI-6086 (774-6086), (201)
(201) 238-9564 http://www.pleasurable.com
THE POINT, published by the Association of Professional Piercers, 519
Castro Street, Box 120, San Francisco, CA 94114 firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.safepiercing.org ewsletter which includes "cutting edge"
information on techniques, products, sterilization, and laws that
affect the piercing profession. Back issues on view at website. See
also APP PROCEDURAL STANDARDS MANUAL
PRIMITIVES Published by R. Mutt Press, Box 410052, San Francisco,
California 94141 A collection of photos by Charles Gatewood first
published in 1992; ~60 pages; limited edition of 2000 in its first
PUNK AND NEO-TRIBAL BODY ART, by Daniel Wojcik University Press of
Mississippi, May 1995 ISBN 0878057366 Paperback, 72 pages
RETURN OF THE TRIBAL, by Rufus C. Comphausen Inner Traditions Intl
Ltd., September 1997 ISBN 0892816104 Paperback, 128 pages
REVELATIONS, by Housk Randall 112 p. Interviews and black and white
portraits, blending fetish and body art. Available through BODY ART
SPHERES OF ADORNMENT, by Pauline Clarke, Published in 1992 by
P.A.U.K., 153, Tomkinson Rd, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 8DP England
152 pages, over 100 full-page color photos, covers all modes of
bodyart including piercing, tattooing, hair and facial adornments. See
also, EYE OF THE NEEDLE.
SKIN DEEP, Plan Z Ltd, PO Box 122, Northwich, Cheshire, England, CW9
http://www.demon.co.uk/awol/skindeep/ Primarily a magazine for tattoo
TATTOO SAVAGE http://www.easyriders.com/newsstand/index.html Published
bi-monthly by Paisano Publications,Inc. Subscriptions: PO Box 1025,
Agoura Hills, California 91376-1025
For back issue call (904) 238-1645 (Florida) Single issue $4.95;
subscription $19.95 The magazine does a shop feature in every issue
and covers all forms of bodyart/modification.
TORTURE GARDEN: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE OF THE NEW FLESH Photos
documenting the famous London fetish and body art club. Available
through BODY ART BOOK COLLECTION.
XINES ONLINE NEWSSTAND http://kumo.swcp.com/xines/bodyart/ Several
badyart magazines available.