16 Vintage Photos Of Female Tattoo Artists In Action
Think tattoo careers then were exclusive to the men populace? Think again.
When we think of tattoo artists from way back, we get this image of sailors, or lean, white men covered in traditional style tattoos. But even then, tattooing wasn't reserved for men. Check out the bad-ass female tattoo artists who got behind the ink long before contemporary badasses like Megan Massacre and Teresa Sharpe did.
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Jessie Knight was Britain's first known female tattoo artist. Here's a montage of a particular session with the girls.
Christian women in Bosnia used to tattoo themselves and their children hoping to protect them and themselves from getting kidnapped by Ottoman Turks. In some parts of Bosnia, Croatian women still practice it today.
A young Motu girl getting tattooed, circa 1930.
A Motu girl demonstrating the traditional hand-tapping technique.
For more vintage photos of tattooed women, check out this previous article.
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