Tattooed Women


More American women have tattoos than men as of 2012. Cristen and Caroline retrace the body art history from spiritual Native American women to sideshow attractions to modern feminists.

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 modification, stereotypes, piercings