Currently reading : The Customized Body
The Customized Body is a book written by Ted Polehemus (author of the iconic Street Style) with interviews and photographs by Housk Randall first published in 1996. Split into sections such as – Body Painting and Make-Up, Tattooing and Scarification, Jewellery and Piercing, Gender Transformation the book gives a thorough insight into the then thriving body modification scene especially prevalent in London with the likes of Torture Garden and the modern primitivism scene being in full swing. Mr Pearl, Nicola Bowery and Curly can all be seen in this book too. Zoom in to see the captions.