The new New Yorker cover immediately brought to mind 2 historic images. Wonder if the artist was familiar with either of these images? Here’s one of them…the other is not social media friendly because of female nipples :/

The new New Yorker cover immediately brought to mind 2 historic images. Wonder if the artist was familiar with either of these images? Here’s one of them…the other is not social media friendly because of female nipples :/

Bert Grimm flash from the soon-to-open (Sept 18) Body Electric exhibit at Ricco/Maresca Gallery in NYC. Image courtesy Lift Trucks Project.

Bert Grimm flash from the soon-to-open (Sept 18) Body Electric exhibit at Ricco/Maresca Gallery in NYC. Image courtesy Lift Trucks Project.

New tattoo-history-work by the lovely @artbyellengreene at Chicago’s Packer Schopf Gallery. Check it out if you are in the area through end of October.

New tattoo-history-work by the lovely @artbyellengreene at Chicago’s Packer Schopf Gallery. Check it out if you are in the area through end of October.

Still from a really amazing and lovely animated film about a man’s memories of his grandmother’s Berber tattoos. For those of you who understand French it is jam-packed full of info about the meanings. Link to the film on FB and Twitter.

Still from a really amazing and lovely animated film about a man’s memories of his grandmother’s Berber tattoos. For those of you who understand French it is jam-packed full of info about the meanings. Link to the film on FB and Twitter.

#etching version of Otto Dix’s #tattooedlady from 1922

#etching version of Otto Dix’s #tattooedlady from 1922

Are there any indigenous Bedouin or Berber tattoos artists working today that I could feature in my upcoming World Atlas of Tattoos??? Will be launching a series of historical photos for the next couple weeks from the Middle East and North Africa to see who might have connections with these practices in the present day! Please send any and all leads. This image is of a Shammar woman (Iraq) from Smeaton, 1937.

Are there any indigenous Bedouin or Berber tattoos artists working today that I could feature in my upcoming World Atlas of Tattoos??? Will be launching a series of historical photos for the next couple weeks from the Middle East and North Africa to see who might have connections with these practices in the present day! Please send any and all leads. This image is of a Shammar woman (Iraq) from Smeaton, 1937.

1984 photo by Letizia Battaglia of a murdered Italian #mafia member. See FB for link to the article!

1984 photo by Letizia Battaglia of a murdered Italian #mafia member. See FB for link to the article!

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Another in-my-backyard body-art artifacts. Scarification on a mid 19th c. Chokwe mask (Angola/DRC) of the “idealized ancestral chief Chihongo” from the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection.

Another in-my-backyard body-art artifacts. Scarification on a mid 19th c. Chokwe mask (Angola/DRC) of the “idealized ancestral chief Chihongo” from the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection.

Full figurine of previous image. Mayan figurine c. 650-800 AD from the Art Institute of Chicago. Caption notes body art is a mix of scarification, tattooing, and paint and that this is probably a portrait of a specific military commander.

Full figurine of previous image. Mayan figurine c. 650-800 AD from the Art Institute of Chicago. Caption notes body art is a mix of scarification, tattooing, and paint and that this is probably a portrait of a specific military commander.

Mayan figurine c. 650-800 AD from the Art Institute of Chicago. Caption notes body art is a mix of scarification, tattooing, and paint and that this is probably a portrait of a specific military commander.

Mayan figurine c. 650-800 AD from the Art Institute of Chicago. Caption notes body art is a mix of scarification, tattooing, and paint and that this is probably a portrait of a specific military commander.