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  1. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont VFG Member

    This was on the Retronaut site -

    1911 - Maud Wagner - Female Tattoo artist.
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  2. sewingmachinegirl

    sewingmachinegirl VFG Member

    Wow- that image is amazing!
     
  3. TangerineBoutique

    TangerineBoutique VFG Member

    OMG that is flipping amazing!!! I love the chest piece with the two lions and the woman. Just showed this to my son who is a real connoisseur of tattoos and knows a lot of the history. Even he was impressed. It looks like she is wearing some kind of fantastic lace, I love it.
    Melody
     
  4. sewingmachinegirl

    sewingmachinegirl VFG Member

    You know, those tattoos remind me of the illustrations in Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak ( or surname something like that)
     
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  5. cmpollack

    cmpollack VFG Member

    "The Illustrated Man" (or Woman!) came to mind for me...

    Incredible! (But I can't help thinking of how much it must have hurt to get those tattoos...)
     
  6. Sherrys.Camera

    Sherrys.Camera Registered Guest

    This is a wonderful photo.
     
  7. Erica Arnold

    Erica Arnold Registered Guest

  8. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks very much for that link Erica - I've seen this photo before but knew nothing about the woman. But is this photo Artoria, or Maud Wagner?
     
  9. cmpollack

    cmpollack VFG Member

    Yes, thanks for the link, Erica! I found this info in the article really interesting:

    But I agree with Ruth that the woman in the photo above seems to be Maud Wagner. Here are a couple of sites about her and her husband Gus:

    http://clickamericana.com/eras/1900s/meet-the-tattooed-lady-mrs-gus-wagner-1909
    http://oldschooltattooexpo.com/wagner.html
     
  10. Erica Arnold

    Erica Arnold Registered Guest

    Nice big signature on her arm Carrie and Ruth!
     
  11. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont VFG Member

    I would like to have a better look at Artoria's legs!
     
  12. pinky-a-gogo

    pinky-a-gogo VFG Member

    Yes, Maude Wagner and Artoria Gibbons are 2 different ladies.
     

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