“But what will they look like when you’re old?”

If you’ve never had that inexplicable desire to indelibly mark your skin, it’s one of the first questions that spring to mind. Here’s your answer – it looks cool as all hell. I can’t tell you this woman’s name, but you’ll find her story and the stories of other women – tattooers and the tattooed – from earlier centuries up to date, in the marvellous Bodies of Subversion by Margot Mifflin.

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