25 January 2013
Maud Wagner - the first known female tattoo artist in the U.S.
In 1907, Maud Wagner traded a date with her husband-to-be for tattoo lessons. She was later to become the first known female tattooist in the U.S and she is absolutely gorgeous. The tattoos, her dress, the way she carries herself. She is just stunning. This is a great portrait of a girl to be remembered.
One can read more about her in the book Bodies of Subversion: A secret History of Women and Tattoo, by Margot Mifflin. The New Yorker has written about it in their article A secret history of women and tattoo.