Bodies of Subversion by Margot Mifflin

By Margot Mifflin

"In this provocative paintings jam-packed with fascinating girl characters from tattoo background, Margot Mifflin makes a persuasive case for the tattooed lady as a logo of lady self-expression."
—Susan Faludi

Bodies of Subversion is the 1st heritage of women’s tattoo paintings, delivering a desirable expedition to a way of life that dates again into the nineteenth-century and comprises many never-before-seen images of tattooed ladies from the final century. writer Margot Mifflin notes that women’s curiosity in tattoos surged within the suffragist 20s and the feminist 70s. She chronicles:

* Breast melanoma survivors of the 90s who tattoo their mastectomy scars in its place to reconstructive surgical procedure or prosthetics.

* The parallel upward thrust of tattooing and plastic surgery through the 80s whilst girls tattooists turned soul medical professionals to a state troubled with physique anxieties.

* Maud Wagner, the 1st recognized lady tattooist, who in 1904 traded a date together with her tattooist husband-to-be for an apprenticeship.

* Victorian society girls who wore tattoos as customized couture, together with Winston Churchill’s mom, who wore a serpent on her wrist.

* Nineteeth-century sideshow sights who created very good abduction stories within which they claimed to were forcibly tattooed.

“In Bodies of Subversion, Margot Mifflin insightfully chronicles the saga of dermis as signage. via compelling anecdotes and cleverly astute research, she exhibits and tells us new histories approximately ladies, tattoos, public photographs, and personal elements. It’s an indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history.”
—Barbara Kruger, artist

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