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Vintage Photographs Of Women Getting Tattoos

It used to be taboo for women to get tattoos, and women with tattoos were considered immoral, uncouth and not fit for marriage in "polite society" where men with tattoos were just considered a bit rough around the edges.

Now that tattoos are totally normal these old timey photos of rebellious women getting tattooed may not seem like a big deal, but gals like Britain's former most tattooed lady Janet 'Rusty' Skuse must have caused quite a stir with the squares in their day.

Women have always liked tattoos every bit as much as men, and these days tattooed women outnumber the men, so it's hard to imagine a time when visibly sporting your ink would make you a target of hatred and public outrage.

But Flappers knew what it was like to be treated like s#%t by "decent" folks just because they proudly displayed their tattoos, and this young lady being tattooed by the legendary Charlie Wagner looks like she's seen some decent hatred in her day.

See Tattoo You: Vintage Photographs Of Women Getting Tattoos here


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