Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Victorian Women Tattooed


  1. Tess! I love your topic. It's so obscure and interesting. I love the juxtaposition, that a Victorian woman was looked at pure and clean, but that behind closed doors, there was an element of darkness with the tattoos and the S&M mindset. I was wondering how these women got the tattoos if they weren't allowed to truly show their bodies at all...

  2. Well, apparently, since this was such a wide-spread trend, it would have been acceptable for them to either go to a high class tattoo parlour or have a tattooist come to their home. There was a famous tattooist called Professor Riley who was said to have skills that rival Asian tattoo artists and all the aristocrats went to him.