#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.
1984 photo by Letizia Battaglia of a murdered Italian #mafia member. See FB for link to the article!
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.
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.
Another Lacassagne collection tattooed prisoner drawing by Émile Simonet (aka Fanfan), 1933. Link to more info on the THD FB.
Another fascinating 19th c organized crime tattoo from Lombroso/De Blasio, caption notes this #cat is a “hieroglyphic nickname” for a Camorra head honcho
Fascinating Italian organized crime tattoo from Lombroso after De Blasio (late 19th c), caption notes these are lines and dots indicating the various ranks of Camorra.
Was thinking about how amazing it would be if there were #fireworks that looked like this #tattoo design! (Marquesan motif from Handy)