An indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history. -- Barbara Kruger, artist
An outstanding read, and long-overdue addition to the growing body of literature on tattooing -- Intertnational Tattooing
Bodies of Subversion is a comprehensive and clear-eyed account of tattooing and women in Western society over the past century. Margot Mifflinfurthers understanding of this complex art as it exists among women. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the subject. -- Don E. Hardy, renowned tattooist and historian
In this provocative work full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persuasive case for the tattooed woman as an emblem of female self-expression. -- Susan Faludi, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Backlash
About the Author
writes about women, art, and contemporary culture. She has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, The Believer,
, and she lectures about body modification at colleges, museums, and universities nationally. Mifflin is an associate professor in the English Department of Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and directs the Arts and Culture program at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she also teaches. Her book The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
will be published by The University of Nebraska Press in March.
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