I thought I would post a few pics of these tattooed women. It seemed appropriate as I have just finished a design brief which was kinda tattoo based.
Not typically what you think when you think chicks and tattoos. These days it’s more of a hot chick, Kat Von D type image that springs to mind. But the Victorian/Edwardian tattooed woman is great. I especially love the one where she’s lying on her side as you can see exactly where her dress would sit. Now there’s gotta be something a little sexy about not knowing a person was tattooed and then seeing that once you get their clothes off. A little more surprising than your average tramp stamp.
Although I don’t know too much about the tattoo culture back then (I’ve read Magpie Hall, but that’s it), I think it must have been pretty exciting. I guess in some ways tattoos have become pretty commonplace, so it’s only really a face tattoo that will startle you these days. But if I got a guy home and found a fully tattooed body suit underneath I’d be pretty fascinated. Imagine the hours you could spend looking and learning.