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While a lady with a tattoo is not a big deal today, Amelia Klem Osterud's new book is a look at women who became sensations through their tattoos. Osterud, a librarian, surveys ancient tattooing practices before launching into her 19th- and 20th-century subjects, many of them performers for circuses and sideshows. Readers will learn, for example, about Lady Viola, billed as 'The Most Beautiful Tattooed Lady in the World,' who had images of six presidents tattooed on her chest, as well as Babe Ruth and Ginger Rogers.”Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
From a historical view, this book was well researched. This book has aptly described and displayed what a lot of people would not openly admit wanting to see or have done to... Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by AZ John
I am heavily tattooed and wanted more information about those who came before me. This book gives so much information and conveys the emotions and feelings of the ladies profiled. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by ojohng
It was better than I expected. Truly a welcome addition to my meager library. I found this to be very entertaining and very informative - the history is really quite remarkable.Published on January 13, 2012 by Sweets