Ukrainian soldier stands near an armored personnel carrier at a checkpoint near the village of Salkovo, in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea. The words on his arm translate as: ‘If you want peace, prepare for war’. Viktor Gurniak/Reuters

Ukrainian soldier stands near an armored personnel carrier at a checkpoint near the village of Salkovo, in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea. The words on his arm translate as: ‘If you want peace, prepare for war’. Viktor Gurniak/Reuters

hyggehaven:

harvestheart:

entitled “brothel portrait” but have no further info on her or the photo

This is Maud Wagner, one of the first female tattoo artists in the United States, and also a circus former: both an aerialist and contortionist. She was decidedly not a brothel worker (I’m pro-sex work by the way, but some people see a photo of any alternative-looking lady and think: “oh she was probably a prostitute,” which I think is generally quite sexist). Maud learned tattooing from her husband, and taught her daughter tattoo art as well.
I happened to know who this was by sight, but if you are ever curious about things like this, you can do a reverse image search on google. I just tried using this jpeg url, and it had her name on the first page of search results.
Covered: New Documentary on Women and Tattoos in Ms. Magazine

great, thanks
If you discount First Nation and Native American Nations who were practicing tattoo art years before there was an “america,’ true enough.  I don’t discount that history despite our ethnocentric social system.

hyggehaven:

harvestheart:

entitled “brothel portrait” but have no further info on her or the photo

This is Maud Wagner, one of the first female tattoo artists in the United States, and also a circus former: both an aerialist and contortionist. She was decidedly not a brothel worker (I’m pro-sex work by the way, but some people see a photo of any alternative-looking lady and think: “oh she was probably a prostitute,” which I think is generally quite sexist). Maud learned tattooing from her husband, and taught her daughter tattoo art as well.

I happened to know who this was by sight, but if you are ever curious about things like this, you can do a reverse image search on google. I just tried using this jpeg url, and it had her name on the first page of search results.

Covered: New Documentary on Women and Tattoos in Ms. Magazine

great, thanks

If you discount First Nation and Native American Nations who were practicing tattoo art years before there was an “america,’ true enough.  I don’t discount that history despite our ethnocentric social system.