Portrait of tattoo artist Maud Wagner

Vintage black and white photograph of Maud Wagner, the first known female tattoo artist in the United States. She is seated, gazing directly at the camera, with her upper body and arms covered in tattoos featuring various designs including animals, patriotic symbols, and floral patterns. She has a serious expression, a flower in her hair, and wears a choker necklace and a dark dress with embellishments.

Portrait of tattoo artist Maud Wagner, U.S., taken circa 1907.

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“Portrait of tattoo artist Maud Wagner” sources: Portrait of a Woman Showing Images Tattooed or Painted on Her Upper Body. Los Angeles, Cal.: The Plaza Gallery. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2006687059/> / Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maud_Stevens_Wagner.jpeg