Tattoo History Daily

Apr 19

Another historical gem featuring yours truly…from the very first issue of a now-defunct tattoo magazine, Tattoo Ink, from 1994. Me and my brand-new sleeves from the fall 1993 Chicago National Tattoo Convention. Photo by  Bill DeMichele. This would *never* get published in a magazine today…bad hair, bad skin, no makeup, unsexy clothing, grungy art-school girl. I was one of probably something like 300 women in America at the time with two full shoulder-to-wrist sleeves.

Another historical gem featuring yours truly…from the very first issue of a now-defunct tattoo magazine, Tattoo Ink, from 1994. Me and my brand-new sleeves from the fall 1993 Chicago National Tattoo Convention. Photo by Bill DeMichele. This would *never* get published in a magazine today…bad hair, bad skin, no makeup, unsexy clothing, grungy art-school girl. I was one of probably something like 300 women in America at the time with two full shoulder-to-wrist sleeves.

Apr 18

Mining personal history for an academic paper be a fun trip down memory lane. Me getting tattooed in 1993 by @forrestcurl The second sleeve was started a couple days later and finished just a few months later! One of my slides for my #pcaaca2014 talk tomorrow am at 8!

Mining personal history for an academic paper be a fun trip down memory lane. Me getting tattooed in 1993 by @forrestcurl The second sleeve was started a couple days later and finished just a few months later! One of my slides for my #pcaaca2014 talk tomorrow am at 8!

Apr 17

Should be interesting…

Should be interesting…

Apr 15

Scarification patterns on two masks (Chockwe, L; Pende, R) from Angola/Congo, late 19th/early 20th c. Part of the Art Institute of Chicago’s new-ish African object installation.

Scarification patterns on two masks (Chockwe, L; Pende, R) from Angola/Congo, late 19th/early 20th c. Part of the Art Institute of Chicago’s new-ish African object installation.

Apr 14

Nazca figurine, 180 BC - 500 AD, with probable tattooed arms (facial marks may be body paint or just a stylized artistic detail). From the Art Institute of Chicago’s relatively new Americas installation.

Nazca figurine, 180 BC - 500 AD, with probable tattooed arms (facial marks may be body paint or just a stylized artistic detail). From the Art Institute of Chicago’s relatively new Americas installation.

Apr 08

A couple very spring-like tattoos in here. Love the floral branch with caterpillar and snail! From Ottolenghi via Guerrieri (1912)

A couple very spring-like tattoos in here. Love the floral branch with caterpillar and snail! From Ottolenghi via Guerrieri (1912)

Apr 05

Blogged a bit today including a small chunk of my dissertation for those of you who enjoy footnotes, appendices, and other gloriously nerdy stuff: http://bit.ly/1dYDdin

Blogged a bit today including a small chunk of my dissertation for those of you who enjoy footnotes, appendices, and other gloriously nerdy stuff: http://bit.ly/1dYDdin

Apr 04

Check out the new issue of Total Tattoo for my article on assisting Lyle Tuttle tattoo on all 7 continents: http://bit.ly/1jbJq9w

Check out the new issue of Total Tattoo for my article on assisting Lyle Tuttle tattoo on all 7 continents: http://bit.ly/1jbJq9w

Mar 30

Back view of tattooer Hugo Schmidt (Schmitt???) from Luedecke, 1907. If anyone knows anything about him, I’d love more info!

Back view of tattooer Hugo Schmidt (Schmitt???) from Luedecke, 1907. If anyone knows anything about him, I’d love more info!

Mar 28

German tattoo artist and “fakir” Hugo Schmidt (note the upper-arm piercings he is doing in this photo). Read more about him (including a great quote about the piercing performances he did) in my article in the current @thingsandink Modification issue!

German tattoo artist and “fakir” Hugo Schmidt (note the upper-arm piercings he is doing in this photo). Read more about him (including a great quote about the piercing performances he did) in my article in the current @thingsandink Modification issue!