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The Tattooed Lady: A History
     

The Tattooed Lady: A History

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by Amelia Klem Osterud
 

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An intriguing history of tattooed ladies and the birth of a counterculture.

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An intriguing history of tattooed ladies and the birth of a counterculture.

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“While a lady with a tattoo is not a big deal today, Amelia Klem Osterud's new book is a look at women who became sensations through their tattoos. Osterud, a librarian, surveys ancient tattooing practices before launching into her 19th- and 20th-century subjects, many of them performers for circuses and sideshows. Readers will learn, for example, about Lady Viola, billed as 'The Most Beautiful Tattooed Lady in the World,' who had images of six presidents tattooed on her chest, as well as Babe Ruth and Ginger Rogers.”Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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The stories here are fascinating, and 'sterud connects this history well to the legacy that now lives on the skin of modern women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933108261
Publisher:
Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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“While a lady with a tattoo is not a big deal today, Amelia Klem Osterud's new book is a look at women who became sensations through their tattoos. Osterud, a librarian, surveys ancient tattooing practices before launching into her 19th- and 20th-century subjects, many of them performers for circuses and sideshows. Readers will learn, for example, about Lady Viola, billed as 'The Most Beautiful Tattooed Lady in the World,' who had images of six presidents tattooed on her chest, as well as Babe Ruth and Ginger Rogers.”Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meet the Author

Amelia Klem 'sterud is an academic librarian from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who is working diligently on becoming heavily tattooed, just in case she ever wants a second career as a tattooed lady. 'sterud has a master’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and writes and lectures on the subject of tattooing, contributing regularly to Things & Ink and Z Tattoo Magazine. You can follow her writing and research adventures online at http://tattooedladyhistory.typepad.com.

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The Tattooed Lady: A History 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book that I will treasure.
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I wasn't sure what to think of it at first but once i started to read it i was amazed on how informative it is. I was hooked on the second page! The information and research she has in her book is just awesome! If you would like to know about the history of tattooed woman this is the book.....it also has other facts and information on tattoos, artists, products etc.