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The original painted ladies: Vintage photographs reveal incredible head-to-toe…

From 1926 in the Bronx, to the Thirties in England and 1946 in Japan, women have long been adorning their entire bodies in ink, proving tattoos are far from a new cultural phenomenon.
Markie Reeds
Markie Reeds • 1 year ago

Vintage ink: By the end of the Twenties, American circuses employed more than 300 people with full-body tattoos who could earn as much as $200 per week - circus performer Betty Broadband pictured in 1947 in Manhattan

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