Jagua: A Journey into Body Art from the Amazon

$10.95

About the Book

Written in a breezy, engaging style, this lavishly illustrated book by author Carine Fabius (creator of the Earth Jagua all-natural black temporary tattoo kits) takes readers on a journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle, where the jagua fruit grows. Inside you will find:

  • 40 pages of gorgeous color photographs, including contributions by noted documentary photographer and travel writer Cristina Mittermeier
  • Over 25 black & white photographs and illustrations
  • The author’s personal account of her and her artist/explorer husband’s journey into the world of temporary body art, beginning with henna and culminating with the discovery of the jagua fruit’s promise to deliver a beautiful tattoo that looks real—yet fades after two week
  • Excerpts from her husband Pascal Giacomini’s diary as he travels on a motorized dugout canoe into the deepest reaches of the jungle, where he spends weeks with an indigenous group called the Matsés
  • Brief histories of various indigenous groups associated with jagua
  • Personal and insightful essays by veteran explorers and lovers of the Amazon
  • Information on the medicinal and mystical properties of the jagua fruit
  • Magical tales and beliefs surrounding this extraordinary fruit
  • A short history of tattoos
  • A short history of ink
  • Frequently asked questions (and answers, of course!) about jagua tattoos
  • Overview of the Amazon, the Indians that populate the area, and issues that currently dominate throughout the region
  • Traditional tales from the Amazon