Read about Artoria Gibbons and many, many more tattooed ladies in the reissue of Amelia Klem Osterud’s The Tattooed Lady: A History, available for preorder on Amazon now!

Read about Artoria Gibbons and many, many more tattooed ladies in the reissue of Amelia Klem Osterud’s The Tattooed Lady: A History, available for preorder on Amazon now!

Incredible 1950s female backpiece (look in the mirror). See FB for the link to where I found it while websurfing today.

Incredible 1950s female backpiece (look in the mirror). See FB for the link to where I found it while websurfing today.

Been doing a tiny bit of fixing some of the most egregious Wikipedia tattoo-history errors…so much more to accomplish though!

Been doing a tiny bit of fixing some of the most egregious Wikipedia tattoo-history errors…so much more to accomplish though!

Tattoo History Daily is launching a newsletter (biweekly at first). Sign up here: http://bit.ly/thdnews

Tattoo History Daily is launching a newsletter (biweekly at first). Sign up here: http://bit.ly/thdnews

Great Captain Costentenus poster in the new @quainbranly #tattoo exhibition. Read an @huffpo review of it that, surprisingly, manages to avoid most of the tired tropes and myths about tattoo history: http://bit.ly/1v19QRJ

Great Captain Costentenus poster in the new @quainbranly #tattoo exhibition. Read an @huffpo review of it that, surprisingly, manages to avoid most of the tired tropes and myths about tattoo history: http://bit.ly/1v19QRJ

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One of the images from friend and colleague Lars Krutak’s new book Tattoo Traditions of Native North America. Very excited to see it soon (release date June 12).

One of the images from friend and colleague Lars Krutak’s new book Tattoo Traditions of Native North America. Very excited to see it soon (release date June 12).

There was a time when tattoo magazines promoted tattoos. Now they promote RAPE CULTURE. @inkedmag you should be ashamed of yourselves. Soft-core porn is one thing, but this is just appalling.

There was a time when tattoo magazines promoted tattoos. Now they promote RAPE CULTURE. @inkedmag you should be ashamed of yourselves. Soft-core porn is one thing, but this is just appalling.

Nayarit (Mexico) ceramic figure with lovely shoulder designs (unclear if body painting or tattooing) 100 BC - 250 AD. Spied at the @artinstitutechi the other day

Nayarit (Mexico) ceramic figure with lovely shoulder designs (unclear if body painting or tattooing) 100 BC - 250 AD. Spied at the @artinstitutechi the other day

Two lovely anchor tattoos on German sailors from a manuscript at the University of Chicago Special Collections (Vervaeck, circa 1907).

Two lovely anchor tattoos on German sailors from a manuscript at the University of Chicago Special Collections (Vervaeck, circa 1907).

In honor of being quoted in the @nytimes about military tattoos, reposting a very, very early THD post that many of you may have missed. Tattoos ad part of a US Army personnel-surveillance plan from C.H. Alden, 1896.

In honor of being quoted in the @nytimes about military tattoos, reposting a very, very early THD post that many of you may have missed. Tattoos ad part of a US Army personnel-surveillance plan from C.H. Alden, 1896.