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Maud Wagner, the first well-known female tattoo artist/badass in the United States, 1907. Source: Courtesy of The Library of Congress / via: loc.gov

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Maud Wagner, the first known female tattooist in the U.S., 1911. In 1907, she traded a date with her husband-to-be for tattoo lessons. Their daughter, Lotteva Wagner, was also a tattooist.

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femme tatouées des années 1920 Maud Stevens Wagner (image a droite)

Maud Stevens Wagner 1907 (Circus Performer and First Known Female Tattoo Artist in the USA) 1877-1961

This is Maud Stevens Wagner. She was the first female tattoo artist to gain fame in the United States, having learned the art from her husband. Maud was also a circus performer, which I guess explains why she was able to carry off such an unusual look in the early 20th century!