(Credits: The New York Times)
There's this book called “Bodies of Subversion” by Margot Mifflins writes about tattoos from females perspective. How tattoos evolve around the women in all these years. Statistically, according to a 2012 Harris Poll, American women are more likely to be tattooed than men. Some 23 percent of women have tattoos; 19 percent of men do. They’re no longer rebel emblem.
They’re a mainstream fashion choice.
Little will I know there is an adaption of such women empowerment towards such taboo during a few decades ago. Miss Mifflins declared that “badges of self-determination at a time when controversies about abortion rights, date rape and sexual harassment” have made women “think hard about who controls their bodies.”
In a way, clearly, women around the world have found solace and courage in tattoos.
Tattoo by Stephanie Tamez. Dwight Garner once wrote that tattoos, once rarities, now "creep like vines along the arms,legs and torsos of nearly everyone you meet. If print is dead, ink is undead"
Credits: Stephanie Tamez > Brillant quote!
Credit: Don and Newly Preziosi Collection
Credit: Circus World Musuem, Bababoo, Wisconsin