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Slide Show: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

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Anyone riding the Brooklyn L train these days can see that tattoo culture is thriving, especially among women. In fact, 2012 was the first year in which more women than men were tattooed in the U.S (twenty-three per cent of women, compared with nineteen per cent of men). Margot Mifflin’s 1997 book, “Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo,” examines this trend, which, it turns out, has been surprisingly long in the making. The book is a cultural history, with photographs of tattooed women and female tattoo artists through the ages, beginning with a white Native American captive with a chin tattoo, from 1858. The third edition of the book, released yesterday, includes a hundred new photographs that examine how tattoo culture has evolved over the past fifteen years. As Mifflin writes in the introduction, “Tattoos appeal to contemporary women both as emblems of empowerment in an era of feminist gains and as badges of self-determination at a time when controversies about abortion rights, date rape, and sexual harassment have made them think hard about who controls their bodies—and why.” As we approach the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, this observation is especially resonant.

 

Though tattoos are an increasingly common, and visible, element of personal style these days, some of the more hidden and historic examples—from Victorian women to circus attractions—are the most surprising. Above is a selection of photographs of some of the first tattooed women and female tattoo artists from “Bodies of Subversion,” with captions by the author.


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Just goes to show you tattoos as an art form has been around way longer than many believe... And it's not going away! What do you think about these amazing ladies? #tattoos #photography #inked #inkedgirls

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Interesting Peek Inside an Alternative Modeling Agency

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UGLY specializes in, you guessed it, ugly models. French describes his business as a character agency, explaining that there is a niche market for the less-than-beautiful. Watch the video below to see what a typical casting call is like:


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INSTAGRAM: 10 Top tattoo artists you should be following : Shiny ...

INSTAGRAM: 10 Top tattoo artists you should be following : Shiny ... | Photography | Scoop.it
This week we'll be looking at tattoo artists, we've picked ten of our favourites for the gallery below, but if we've missed someone off that you think really deserves a mention then please get in touch using the comment box ...

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TopFinds: Body art to make your jaw drop, reviewing Windows 8

TopFinds: Body art to make your jaw drop, reviewing Windows 8 | Photography | Scoop.it
A woman creates stunning body modification art. What's new and cool about Microsoft's new Windows 8? Why eating beans can help reduce heart attacks. These are the top stories on Digital Journal.

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Portraits of Toddlers Reacting to Tasting a Lemon for the First Time

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Most of us can agree that having a toddler is a lot less fun than being one, but photographing one... well that can fall closer to the latter given the rig

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HAHAHA! I have to say, this is a very cute project! How do you guys feel about lemons? #ilovelemons #photography #kids

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YouTube for Photographers: 3 Ways to get Started Using YouTube to Show and Promote your Photography

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Hyper-Realistic Tattoos You Won't Believe

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Quite possibly, the most disturbing tattoos ever

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Slide Show: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

Slide Show: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo | Photography | Scoop.it

Anyone riding the Brooklyn L train these days can see that tattoo culture is thriving, especially among women. In fact, 2012 was the first year in which more women than men were tattooed in the U.S (twenty-three per cent of women, compared with nineteen per cent of men). Margot Mifflin’s 1997 book, “Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo,” examines this trend, which, it turns out, has been surprisingly long in the making. The book is a cultural history, with photographs of tattooed women and female tattoo artists through the ages, beginning with a white Native American captive with a chin tattoo, from 1858. The third edition of the book, released yesterday, includes a hundred new photographs that examine how tattoo culture has evolved over the past fifteen years. As Mifflin writes in the introduction, “Tattoos appeal to contemporary women both as emblems of empowerment in an era of feminist gains and as badges of self-determination at a time when controversies about abortion rights, date rape, and sexual harassment have made them think hard about who controls their bodies—and why.” As we approach the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, this observation is especially resonant.

 

Though tattoos are an increasingly common, and visible, element of personal style these days, some of the more hidden and historic examples—from Victorian women to circus attractions—are the most surprising. Above is a selection of photographs of some of the first tattooed women and female tattoo artists from “Bodies of Subversion,” with captions by the author.


Via Daniel House, Scott McElreath
Wilfred Miranda's insight:

Just goes to show you tattoos as an art form has been around way longer than many believe... And it's not going away! What do you think about these amazing ladies? #tattoos #photography #inked #inkedgirls

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