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. http://www.npr.org/2015/10/10/446868008/a-return-to-native-roots-traced-in-ink

Bodies of Subversion. Margot Mifflin. powerHouse Books. 2013. https://books.google.com/books?id=8Kfk4my0kBAC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

Covered in Ink: Tattoos, Women and the Politics of the Body. Beverly Yuen Thompson. NYU Press. 2015. https://books.google.com/books?id=SZHwCQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Tattoo Godmother Shanghai Kate Leads a Colorful Life." Minneapolis Star Tribune. 2014. http://www.startribune.com/tattoo-godmother-shanghai-kate-leads-colorful-life/239470981/

"The Colorful, Subversive History of Women Getting Tattoos." The Atlantic." 2013. http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/04/the-colorful-subversive-history-of-women-getting-tattoos/274658/

"This is so powerful: Kitikmeot women receive traditional Inuit tattoos." CBC News. 2016. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/inuit-women-traditional-tattoos-kugluktuk-1.3563446

"The only tattoo shop in New Orleans." 2014. http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/a-life-of-ink/Content?oid=2430395

"Tattoos, Gender and Well-Being Among American College Students." Koch, Jerome R. et al. The Social Science Journal. 2015. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0362331915000774

Topics in this Podcast: body art, piercings, tattoos