Attraction turned tattooist Irene “Bobbie” Libarry, 1976, by Imogen Cunningham. Copyright 1976, 2011 Imogen Cunningham Trust.
Tattoos by Roxx. Courtesy Roxx.
Model Lacy Soto’s Poe portrait by Kat Von D. Courtesy Soto.
Tattoo by Sky, L’art du Point. Courtesy the artist.
Post-mastectomy tattoos by Tina Bafaro. Photos by Bafaro.
The German collaborative team Simone Pfaff and Volker Merschky combine realistic imagery with graphic elements in a mostly black and red style they call “realistic trash polka.” Courtesy Pfaff and Merschky.
Betty Broadbent, 1920s. Courtesy Circus World Museum, Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Legendary Bowery tattooist Charlie Wagner tattooing an unknown woman. Don and Newly Preziosi Collection.
Cindy Ray, 1962. Courtesy Randy Johnson.
From Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo by Margot Mifflin, published by powerHouse Books.