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Expressing the Inner Wild: Tattoos, Piercings, Jewelry, and Other Body Art

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Maybe you've noticed Kanye West's grill of gold and diamonds on his bottom teeth or admired Nicki Minaj's crazy wigs. But have you checked out Chris "The Duchess" Walton, a singer from Las Vegas, who has fingernails that are 20 feet (6 meters) long? Or Julia Gnuse, who is called the Illustrated Lady because her entire body is covered with tattoos? What about baseball playe ...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
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I saw the striking cover of this book, and then I read the name, and I knew this was a book that I'd have to read. I'm no stranger to piercings, having had eight over the course of my 21 years so far. And, though I haven't gotten any tattoos, I adore them (and my girlfriend has a few too). I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but I know that I was left wanting a more thorough book.

This book aims to teach a history of sorts of how certain "modern" fashions started, and to illustrate that they're
Lucie Fuentes
A beautiful book that mixes old time and modernity to show and let the reader experiences the diversity of Body Art.

This book examines trends, stars' extravagances with their hairstyles, their nails and how they spend money on jewelry and make a parallel with the stars of ancient Egypt.

A parallel between ancient practices of body modification and the current way in which it is translated.
For example, you learn that Shakespeare was wearing earings, that Nefertiti has established our nowadays smok
Aaron Maurer
This next book is not about fear directly, but some of the ways that people express themselves as shown in Expressing The Inner Wild create fear among people who see them. This is a very short concise book with lots of visuals. I would say there is not much mind blowing information provided. The most important concept I took away is that no matter where we are in the world we all have our own ways of expressing ourselves and it is okay. Really, on a deeper level none of us are original as we jus ...more
Rebecca Honeycutt
Though it's by no means comprehensive, and the celebrity references will date it quickly, the colorful and ample photos of body art make this one perfect for browsing or for engaging reluctant teen readers.
May 27, 2014 PWRL marked it as to-read
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A great book for teens and tweens about various body modifications. I just wish it could have more information on the negative of body modification.
Nenia Campbell
You can read more of my reviews, faster, at my blog, The Armchair Librarian.

I was hoping for a photo album-style coffee table book that featured weird and wacky candids, kind of like the Poorly Dressed subdivision of FailBlog, mixed with a bit of Look at This Fucking Hipster. Expressing the Inner Wild is more of a textbook-style analysis of body modifications and enhancements across cultures - written in a style accessible for kids.

I'm not quite sure what the target audience for this book is, ho
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