Vintage Tattooed Ladies

After writing my post on my tattoo plans, I started searching for more photos of tattooed women from back in the day. Obviously it was not the done thing at the time and the tattooed lady was a regular feature of the travelling freak show. Luckily times have changed but I can’t help but wonder what these women were like and why they chose to get tattooed.

vintage tattoo 1940s

vintage tattoo

Tattooed older folks also help to rebut the oft-used argument against getting tattoos: “That tattoo looks good now but it will look horrible when you’re old!” In fact, the tattooed elderly look pretty darn awesome.

elderly tattoo

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Lost and Found: The restoration of Beyond The Rocks

Beyond The Rocks was released in 1922 and stars Rudoloph Valentino and Gloria Swanson. It was considered a lost film until a nitrate print was discovered in the Netherlands in 2003. The Dutch Filmmuseum (which is now the EYE and a must-see for any cinefile visiting Amsterdam) had the pleasure of being able to restore the film and re-release it. In this video, they explain the process of restoring a privately kept ‘lost’ film.