Female Tattoo Artist of the 1910's


Introducing the first known female tattoo artist in America.

Photo via retronaut

Maud Wagner was the first known female tattoo artist in the United States. Little is known about this awesome vintage lady, however according to The New Yorker, Maud traded a date with her husband-to-be Gus Wagner in 1907 for tattoo lessons. Now that’s impressive!

This is a beautiful portrait of one brave and tough woman! What do you think: would Maud be the ultimate all-around badass today? We think so! She definitely was back in the 1910’s, but she would fit right in today as well!

written by aistej on 2013-07-11 in #lifestyle #tattoo-female-artist-1910


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @atria007 check this :D

  2. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    She's so tough- look at how she raises that eyebrow! Maud isn't messing around.

  3. atria007
    atria007 ·

    hhahhahah @adi_totp done!!!! <3 =P

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