Women & Tattoos
Articles and sites that deal with women and tattooing. Historical references, art shows and projects.
Annie Get Your Gun [offsite link]
Web archive of an art show of eleven San Francisco women tattoo artists.
Barbie and Body Art
A decade after the 1999 flop of the tattooed Barbie doll, Mattel has brought back Barbie with tattoos again. Is the world finally ready for a tribal tattoo Barbie doll?
Books on Women and Tattooing
Here is a collection tattoo books that focus on women or were produced by women within the tattoo community.
Famous Tattooed Women
From tattooed sideshows to strippers to singers, learn more about some of the famous women who left their mark on tattooing in the 20th century.
Gun Control: Women Tattoo Artists Talk About Skin and Ink [offsite link]
Gun Control: Women Tattoo Artists Talk About Skin and Ink By Silja J.A. Talvi. This is an academic essay about women and tattooing.
Julia Gnuse, Most Tattooed Lady [offsite link]
This is the homepage of Julia Gnuse, who is tattooed all over her body as a way of dealing with the disease porphyria.
Many women who have lost one or both breasts to cancer struggle with issues of self-esteem and healing. With the rise in acceptance of tattooing, and many successful women tattoo artists working today, mastectomy tattoos are now one way they reclaim their pride and their bodies.
Patricia Steur Photo Gallery [offsite link]
As the wife of tattoo artist Henk Schiffmaker (Amsterdamīs Hanky Panky), photgrapher Steur has had the chance to take picture of some of the worldīs premier tattoos. This gallery is all traditional tribal works.
Plus Size Ink
Moe, the Large & Lovely editor, interviews Rae (Body Art editor) about considerations for body art when someone is plus-size.
Tattooed Librarians Flash Their Ink (for a cause!)
Looking to raise funds for library restoration, the Texas Library Association has decided to show their true colors, or at least their tattoos. Spend 2010 with the Tattooed Ladies of TLA!
Tattooed Women by Louise Chin [offsite link]
This small color gallery of photos by Louise Chin is stunning. Modern American style work, with tribal and color work primarily showcased. That site also includes other tattoo imagery from live freak shows and art events.
Temporary tattoos meet high end fashion
From the fringe, to the mainstream, to the catwalk! Temporary tattooing has just taken a turn from the realm of the outcast, to the wishlist of the American teen, and is now a part of the high fashion world.
The Tattoo Baby Doll Project [offsite link]
Collaboration between artist Sherri Wood and various women tattoo artists. Wood finds cloth-bodied baby dolls and has women tattoo artists design body tattoos for them. Wood then further embroiders on top of the rendered doll tattoos.
The Tattoo Pinup Girl
Pinup girls have made the transition from photographs to skin art since the 1940s. Take a closer look at these inked ladies.
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