Saw Figueroa's work in an exhibition on Euro-American photographers. You can find his work here. I remember seeing African necklaces made with coca-cola lids and barbie heads in a museum in Jo'burg. We were learning about material culture, about appropiation, adaptation, reflexing, surviving, recycling. Ringed many bells, then.
Reminds me of many other body and branding projects such as this by Anna Halldin-Maule:
or this other one by LaChapelle:
or this very controverisal one (the pigs were alledgedly sedated and tattooed and then lived pampered until their natural lives when their skins were used) by Wim Delvoye: