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October 31, 2015

39 Astonishing Vintage Portrait Photos of Tattooed Ladies From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

A tattoo is a form of body modification, made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment, and it officially appeared in 18th century. At that time, the tattooed people were mostly men, until the late 19th to early 20th centuries it first started becoming popular with women.

Here, below are some of amazing vintage photos of tattooed ladies who were known as the most earliest tattooed women.

A beautiful tattooed lady

A girl with a Last Supper tattoo on her back

Dijita Salome posing with a flower

A tattooed woman in her dress

A tattooed woman looking into the mirror


Artoria Gibbons, ca. 1920s

Artoria Gibbons

Beautiful Japanese tattooed girl, 1937

Beautiful tattooed lady in dress

Beautiful tattooed lady

Betty Broadbent, 1930s

Betty Broadbent, 1930s

Betty Broadbent, 1930s

Betty Broadbent

Bra tattoo

Butterfly lady

Artoria Gibbons, ca. 1920s

Celly d'Astra

Djita Salome

Edith Burchett with a lot of tattoos around her body

Edith Burchett, 1931

Emma de Burgh

Jean Furella Carson

La Bella Angora

Lady Viola, ca. 1920s

Lady Viola

Maud Wagner, the first known female tattooist in the U.S., 1911

May Vandermark with her zebra

May Vandermark

Nora Hildebrandt

Nora Hildebrandt

Pamela Nash looking into the mirror

Pretty vintage tattooed girl

Tattooed lady from Victorian era

Tattooed lady posing next the chair with her smile

Trixie Richardson

Woman with a cat tattoo on her back, 1925-30

Young lady with a dragon tattoo


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