Modern and Ancient Body Modification

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Three "modern primitive" tattoo and body modifications artists stand in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. San Francisco and the Haight-Ashbury area is considered the birthplace of the "modern primitive" movementa form of body marking that is profoundly influenced by tribal traditions of altering the body for ritual and initiation.

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Photo gallery by Chelsea Lane-Miller
Photograph by Chris Rainier
 
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