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Vintage Photos Of Stylish, Norm-Challenging Tattooed Women

Those photos are fabulous!

This one is my favorite:


I like this one too: ink5.jpg

I like that one not just for her tattoos but also for her glasses. Stylin'!!

what interests me here is what subculture existed back then which endorsed this? particularly the full body ink. Tattooing was incredibly rare in the West _period_ until after WW2, let alone that much work.


By the end of the Twenties, American circuses employed over 300 people with full-body tattoos who earned up to $200 per week.

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ah ha... hadn't thought of that!

tattooed circus performers:


I wonder if their tattoos were colorful or monocolor?

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