Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tattoo girls

The popularity of tattooing during the latter part of the nineteenthcentury and the first half of the twentieth century owed much to the circus. When circuses prospered, tattooing prospered. For over 70 years every major circus employed several completely tattooed people. Some were exhibited in sideshows;others performed traditional circus acts such as juggling andsword swallowing.

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