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Marquis De Sade

Here’s a new book that, while not exactly body modification related, will probably still be of interest to lots of you!

Goliath Books presents…

Marquis De Sade – 100 Erotic Illustrations

Vintage erotic edition!

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Marquis De Sade has shocked for generations, was sentenced to death, his books were censored, artists, authors as well as psychologists have dealt with his work. De Sade writings became the symbol of the forbidden worldwide – perversion personified. Now, for the first time, Goliath Books presents a unique text-free collection of all erotic illustrations of De Sade’s works, published as a beautiful hardcover book.

More after the break! NSFW!
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Lexicon of Tribal Tattoos (book)

Lexicon of Tribal Tattoos: Motifs, Meanings, and Origins
Radomir Fiksa

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Tattoos have played an important role in human culture for thousands of years. Ideal for the tattoo artist, anthropologist, or tattoo fan, this visual lexicon covers tattoos from hundreds of different cultures and lists meanings, reasons for wearing, rites of passage, and indicates placement for thousands of individual tattoos. Complete with nearly 650 illustrations, the book breaks down the symbology of these tattoos, indicating the origin and significance of motifs from tattoo cultures that still exist and those that have been lost to history. The breadth and depth of this information serves to inspire today’s tattoo artist and expand the knowledge of this ancient and global phenomena.

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Size: 6″ x 9″ | 640 b/w illustrations | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764355653 | Binding: hard cover
Buy: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca

About the Author:
A professional tattoo artist from the Czech Republic, Radomir Fiksa writes articles and books on tattoo art and body modification. He is the founder of Provocative Tattoo, where he trains future tattoo artists.

Tattoo Super Models (Book)

TATTOO SUPER MODELS

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Highly stylized, classy and sensually sexy images of inked models, shot by Christian Saint, a leader in the world of tattoo photography. Using light masterly to caress a woman´s skin, he is highlighting the sexiness of individual body art with a finesse that everybody can fall in love with.

Excitingly determined…
For many years social critics have been trying to make young people aware of the fact that tattoos will last for a lifetime and that the insights of an 18-year-old might differ to the way they perceive things when they are 40. Tattoo Super Models by Christian Saint counters that well made tattoos on beautiful women are simply gorgeous. It is a plea for the courage to beautify oneself permanently, to do this without any fear of regret it once you’re old – because the bravado to really live in the moment is extremely sexy.

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Tattooed Beauties Book

TATTOOED BEAUTIES

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€ 34.99 / 32.99 GBP / $44.99
www.goliathbooks.com

Star photographer Christian Saint’s best book yet. Perfect photos, masterfully produced with 50 of the world’s most beautiful tattoo models. The photo book shows lots of naked flesh, together with the most ingenious tattoos. 

Five stars each for the best photographer, most beautiful models, and most creative tattoos! Stylish, professional, and super sexy.

Tattoo artist Alisha Gory photographed by Christian Saint in New York

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Looking for Research Participants

Josh McLeod is looking for research participants in Calgary (AB) and Vancouver (BC). If you’re in those areas, heavily tattooed and 18 or older, read on…

Hey all – I’m looking for participants for an academic research project. Please forward to all your friends with job-stoppers!

Heavily tattooed? Have an interest in reality television? I am looking for heavily tattooed people in VANCOUVER and CALGARY to participate in interviews for a research project looking at identity formation and reality television. For more information on the project, visit:
https://tattoosandculture.wixsite.com/research

Private Portraits

BME was sent the following press release:
The German photographer Stefan Richter worked from 1983 until end of the 90s on the body arts, with two books (Tattoo, Quartet 1985; Hidden Exposures, De Vaar 1994). This brand-new, self-published work – a nostalgic visual feast – is a choice of his best images – most of which have never been seen before – heightened by biographies based on interviews. Portrayed are – in mostly nude photographs and in-depth texts – numerous deceased tattoo legends, including Alan Oversby, Karl Green, Isobel Varley, Rusty, Michael Kickham O’Farrell, Rocky, Tattoo Theo, Samy, Herbert Hoffmann, Karlmann Richter and many more. This sumptuous new volume illustrates a time gone by, when the body arts were still shrouded in veils. A lovingly crafted high-end book: a true collector’s item with an unforgettable ambience.
Large Format 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 in)
Digital Printing (Please note: Digital printing is more expensive than ‘normal’ offset printing)
Drum Scan Origination (Heidelberg Tango)
Dust Jacket on Hardcover (100% rayon with tissue backing, which increases durability)
Premium Matte Photo Paper 148g/m² (100 lb.)
Weight of the book ca. 1.5 kg
148 Pages
71 full colour Photographs
Extensive Biographies (all text in English)
This sophisticated art book is only (!) available at the BLURB bookstore and not via Amazon or any bookshop. Please note: the European version and the American version of this book are absolutely identical in every aspect, but shipped either from the Netherlands or the US. To save shipping costs, order your copy from the source nearest to you (see below) !
United Kingdom:
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Canada (English):
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By the way, the BLURB-bookstore PREVIEW only shows 29 images (out of a total of 71). There are 42 more absolutely extraordinary visual surprises in this book !
Have a look (public visibility) at this promotional Facebook-Page:

Casting Call

BME received a casting call, if you’re interested, information and contact info is below:

MTV Networks and the award-winning producers and journalists at Barcroft Productions are now casting for a new, documentary series. This fascinating series will explore the lives of unique families across America.

We are very interested in speaking to outgoing and opinionated families from the body modification/suspension community, who can accurately represent what it means to be a part of this community and can help to dispel any misconceptions about the lifestyle. We would love to talk to anyone who believes they have a story to tell.

If this sounds like you and your family’s life, we want to hear from you!

Please email us ASAP at: [email protected]

Make sure to include your name, location, contact information, photo and a brief paragraph about you, your family and share details about your lifestyle.

Documentary

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My name is Andre Ferezini and I am a film director from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

I am writing to let you know that my new work, a documentary about influential and respected tattoo artist “Jun Matsui” is finally online, for free, with subtitles available in English and Japanese. You can watch it on the website below:

www.junmatsuidoc.com

The film had screenings in London, Sao Paulo, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo, and was very well received. I believe it would be quite interesting to the BME community, since the narrative deals not only with tattoos but also with other things around it – work, lifestyle, etc.