Posted by specialK October 23, 2012

When first released in 1997, Margot Mifflin's "Bodies of Subversion" was the first book of the history of women's tattoo art. The 160 page book has expanded and is newly revised, containing over 100 new photos of both tattooed women and women tattoo artists. Bodies of Subversion still contains all of the original information from the original edition including documentation of 19th century sideshow attractions and Victorian society women. The updated 3rd edition of "Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo" has a new design and chapters documenting changes to the timeline of female tattooing and how our culture has affected women's tattoo culture. 

An interesting fact - as of 2012, tattooed women outnumber men for the first time in American History. 

"Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo 3rd Edition" is available through Powerhouse Arena and retails for $23.95.



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