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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

TweetYears before Adrienne Rich would write in Of Woman Born that ” [women] need to imagine a world in which every woman is the presiding genuis of her own body,” 19th century Western women began exploring skin modification through the art of tattoo. Margot Mifflin’s recently reissued Bodies of Subversion is more than just a [...]
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