Jagua: A Journey Into Body Art From The Amazon
Written in a breezy, engaging style by Carine Fabius, Pascal’s wife and partner, Jagua: A Journey into Body Art from the Amazon takes readers on a journey with Pascal Giacomini into the heart of the Amazon Jungle, where the jagua fruit grows. Jagua is a fruit that dyes the skin a beautiful blue/black color, leaving a stain that lasts seven to ten days on the skin. Traditionally used for centuries by Indigenous peoples for body ornamentation, here in the west, the fruit’s delivery of body art, which looks just like a permanent tattoo, is used for the creation of temporary tattoos in the west. In 2008 Pascal traveled to the Amazon jungle and stayed for weeks with the Matsés people, who now provide his wife’s business with jagua juice.