Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by amandainvermont, Jul 9, 2013.
This was on the Retronaut site -
1911 - Maud Wagner - Female Tattoo artist.
Wow- that image is amazing!
Change the hair style and one would not know this photo was over 100 years old.
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.
You know, those tattoos remind me of the illustrations in Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak ( or surname something like that)
"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...)
This is a wonderful photo.
All about the lady in the photograph. Artoria.
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?
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:
Nice big signature on her arm Carrie and Ruth!
I would like to have a better look at Artoria's legs!
Yes, Maude Wagner and Artoria Gibbons are 2 different ladies.
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