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Body Art: The Human Canvas -- Ink and Steel

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The art of body decoration is a primal, personal and distinct art form. Centuries of using the human body as a canvas have given way to the tattooing and piercing of today. In Body Art: The Human Canvas--Ink and Steel, Gary Lee Heard and David Cultrara capture the ink and the essence of their subjects through more than 200 powerful portraits and insightful interviews that ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published December 28th 2003 by Ten Speed Press (first published December 2003)
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May 13, 2013 Miri rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I found this on top of the picture book display shelves (obviously not where it goes, as it's an adult closed stack book) and decided to look through it. It's actually pretty cool. A lot of people's comments about their tattoos were what you'd expect: "If people can't take a joke, they can go **** themselves," etc. Some of them were great, though.

"I do get some bad reactions, but give me five minutes and I can change anyone's mind!"

"My tattoos come from the heart. One to remember the one who w
Jun 05, 2010 Cindy rated it it was ok
I was disappointed in this book. The introduction gave me the impression there would be more about the tradition and customs of body art and personal stories. It was very sketchy.
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