NSFW Candid Photos of Women Of The Past Exposing Their Tattoos

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The bold and beautiful tattooed women of the past—stripped and studded with classic body art by only the finest tattoo legends of their era.

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Some might say that the past century was the glory years of tattoos, before tattoos became some sort of a rite of passage for your teenage daughter or a trend that's bound to be forgotten in a couple years.

As much as we'd like to disagree and remind everyone the innovations the tattoo world experienced in such a short span of years, we can't deny just how golden those years was—especially for the bold, tattooed women of that era. Tattoos meant full bodysuits and pieces that take up their whole chests and backs.

The Painted Lady c1920s
The Painted Lady c1920s
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Mabel Green
Mabel Green
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Carlotta
Carlotta
Mrs. Billy White
Mrs. Billy White
Pamela Nash in the 1950s
Pamela Nash in the 1950s
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Vintage 1950's photo of a woman from the Bernard Kobel collection of tattooed subjects.
Vintage 1950's photo of a woman from the Bernard Kobel collection of tattooed subjects.
Rick Hargrove
Rick Hargrove
Ruth Weyland
Ruth Weyland
Photo by Larry Mora
Photo by Larry Mora

For more vintage photos of tattooed women there's more here. Here they are in action.

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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