Tattoo Artist Women

Women tattoo artists were a rare sight until recently. Cristen and Caroline uncover the history of these ink lovers, stylistic gender stereotyping and female tattoo industry trailblazers.

Episode sources:

"A Return to Native Roots, Traced in Ink." NPR. 2015.

Bodies of Subversion. Margot Mifflin. powerHouse Books. 2013.

Covered in Ink: Tattoos, Women and the Politics of the Body. Beverly Yuen Thompson. NYU Press. 2015.

"Tattoo Godmother Shanghai Kate Leads a Colorful Life." Minneapolis Star Tribune. 2014.

"The Colorful, Subversive History of Women Getting Tattoos." The Atlantic." 2013.

"This is so powerful: Kitikmeot women receive traditional Inuit tattoos." CBC News. 2016.

"The only tattoo shop in New Orleans." 2014.

"Tattoos, Gender and Well-Being Among American College Students." Koch, Jerome R. et al. The Social Science Journal. 2015.

Topics in this Podcast: body art, piercings, tattoos