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Shocking In Its Time-- How The World Has Changed
on March 28, 2011
A reviewer below calls this dated. Well, it's 22 years old! I bought it when it first came out and had to hide it from the kids due to some of the photos of rather extreme body modifications-- now those kids are grown, and the world they inhabit contains millions of examples of what was rare and shocking in its day. Facial tattoos, multiple piercings, all manner of body mods: they're an everyday experience now. Look at this as an intriguing snapshot of a counterculture in its infancy, before there were tattoo parlors in every town and a third of the US population sported ink.
Warning: some of this is not for the faint of heart. The section on genital mods is still pretty hard to look at....
"Dated," perhaps. But still fascinating.