X

Sign Up




READARA
Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, 3rd Edition

Overall Rating

NA

Reviews

NA

Bodies Of Subversion: A Secret History Of Women And Tattoo, 3rd Edition

Bodies of Subversion was the first history of women's tattoo art when it was released in 1997, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back to the nineteenth-century and including many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Newly revised and expanded, it remains the only book to chronicle the history of both tattooed women and women tattooists. As the primary reference source on the subject, it contains information from the original edition, including documentation of:

Nineteeth-century sideshow attractions who created fantastic abduction tales in which they claimed to have been forcibly tattooed.
Victorian society women who wore tattoos as custom couture, including Winston Churchill's mother, who wore a serpent on her wrist.
Maud Wagner, the first known woman tattooist, who in 1904 traded a date with her tattooist husband-to-be for an apprenticeship.
The parallel rise of tattooing and cosmetic surgery during the 80s when women tattooists became soul doctors to a nation afflicted with body anxieties.
Breast cancer survivors of the 90s who tattoo their mastectomy scars as an alternative to reconstructive surgery or prosthetics.

The book contains 50 new photos and FULL COLOR images throughout including newly discovered work by Britain's first female tattooist, Jessie Knight; Janis Joplin's wrist tattoo; and tattooed pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber. In addition, the updated 3rd edition boasts a sleek design and new chapters documenting recent changes to the timeline of female tattooing, including a section on: celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, the most famous tattooist, male or female, in the world; the impact of reality shows on women's tattoo culture; and, therapeutic uses of tattooing for women leaving gangs, prisons, or situations of domestic abuse.

As of 2012, tattooed women outnumber men for the first time in American history, making Bodies of Subversion more relevant than ever.

"In Bodies of Subversion, Margot Mifflin insightfully chronicles the saga of skin as signage. Through compelling anecdotes and cleverly astute analysis, she shows and tells us new histories about women, tattoos, public pictures, and private parts. It's an indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history."
-Barbara Kruger, artist

powerHouse Books

powerHouse Books

No image

Margot Mifflin

No of Pages
160
Publisher
powerHouse Books
ISBN-13
9781576876138
Awards
None
Book Format
Paperback
Published Date
Jan 15, 2013

Circles

Not in any circle

Book Journey

Reviews [0]

Likes [0]

Recommends [0]

Bookshelf [0]

Table of Contents

No data Found

About Margot Mifflin

No data Found

Other Books by Author

other books by authors
Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, Third Edition
Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, Third Edition
Author :
Margot Mifflin
Publisher :
powerHouse Books
Published Date :
Jun 25, 2013
No of Pages :
160
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other books by authors
The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Women in the West)
The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Women in the West)
Author :
Margot Mifflin
Publisher :
Bison Books
Published Date :
Apr 1, 2011
No of Pages :
288
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo

More Body Art & Tattoo Related Books

other Related books
Glitter Tattoos Dolphins (Dover Tattoos)
Glitter Tattoos Dolphins (Dover Tattoos)
Author :
Christy Shaffer, Tattoos, Sea Life
Publisher :
Dover Publications
Published Date :
Jul 24, 2008
No of Pages :
2
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Creative Haven Floral Tattoo Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
Creative Haven Floral Tattoo Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
Author :
Erik Siuda, Creative Haven
Publisher :
Dover Publications
Published Date :
Apr 16, 2014
No of Pages :
64
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Kahlo Art Tattoos (Dover Tattoos)
Kahlo Art Tattoos (Dover Tattoos)
Author :
Frida Kahlo
Publisher :
Dover Publications
Published Date :
Sep 21, 2000
No of Pages :
2
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
The Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art
The Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art
Author :
Frida Kahlo
Publisher :
Running Press
Published Date :
Jul 8, 2014
No of Pages :
512
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Superior Tattoo Bible: Book One
Superior Tattoo Bible: Book One
Author :
Frida Kahlo
Publisher :
Wolfgang Publications
Published Date :
Jun 1, 2009
No of Pages :
144
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III
Author :
Danzig Baldaev
Publisher :
FUEL Publishing
Published Date :
Nov 1, 2008
No of Pages :
400
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Henna Floral Tattoos (Dover Tattoos)
Henna Floral Tattoos (Dover Tattoos)
Author :
Anna Pomaska
Publisher :
Dover Publications
Published Date :
Jul 8, 2004
No of Pages :
2
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Van Gogh Art Tattoos (Dover Tattoos)
Van Gogh Art Tattoos (Dover Tattoos)
Author :
Vincent Van Gogh
Publisher :
Dover Publications
Published Date :
Sep 21, 2000
No of Pages :
2
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
SuicideGirls: Geekology
SuicideGirls: Geekology
Author :
Missy Suicide
Publisher :
AMMO Books
Published Date :
Aug 1, 2014
No of Pages :
204
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Body Art: Tattoo Designs Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books)
Body Art: Tattoo Designs Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books)
Author :
Missy Suicide
Publisher :
Dover Publications
Published Date :
Jan 16, 2013
No of Pages :
32
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Superior Tattoo Bible: Book Two
Superior Tattoo Bible: Book Two
Author :
Missy Suicide
Publisher :
Wolfgang Publications
Published Date :
Aug 1, 2010
No of Pages :
144
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Filipino Tattoos Ancient to Modern
Filipino Tattoos Ancient to Modern
Author :
Lane Wilcken
Publisher :
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Published Date :
Dec 28, 2010
No of Pages :
176
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
The Japanese Tattoo
The Japanese Tattoo
Author :
Sandi Fellman
Publisher :
Abbeville Press
Published Date :
Dec 2, 1987
No of Pages :
112
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Superior Tattoo Bible: Book Three
Superior Tattoo Bible: Book Three
Author :
Sandi Fellman
Publisher :
Wolfgang Publications
Published Date :
Jan 16, 2013
No of Pages :
144
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, 3rd Edition
Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, 3rd Edition
Author :
Margot Mifflin
Publisher :
powerHouse Books
Published Date :
Jan 15, 2013
No of Pages :
160
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them
Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them
Author :
Isaac Fitzgerald, Wendy MacNaughton
Publisher :
Bloomsbury USA
Published Date :
Oct 7, 2014
No of Pages :
144
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Henna Sourcebook: Over 1,000 traditional designs and modern interpretations for body decorating
Henna Sourcebook: Over 1,000 traditional designs and modern interpretations for body decorating
Author :
Mary Packard
Publisher :
Race Point Publishing
Published Date :
Oct 1, 2012
No of Pages :
224
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Wabori, Traditional Japanese Tattoo: Classic Japanese tattoos from the masters.
Wabori, Traditional Japanese Tattoo: Classic Japanese tattoos from the masters.
Author :
Manami Okazaki
Publisher :
Kingyo Press
Published Date :
Oct 25, 2013
No of Pages :
256
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
Henna Paisley Tattoos (Dover Tattoos)
Henna Paisley Tattoos (Dover Tattoos)
Author :
Anna Pomaska
Publisher :
Dover Publications
Published Date :
Jul 8, 2004
No of Pages :
2
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
other Related books
The Craft of Tattooing
The Craft of Tattooing
Author :
Erick Alayon
Publisher :
BookSurge Publishing
Published Date :
Jan 10, 2007
No of Pages :
126
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Body Art & Tattoo
+

Editorial Reviews

No Editorial Reviews Available

Community Reviews

No Community Reviews Available

Press Releases

No Press Release found

Testimonials

No Data available

Market Place