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Six arms showing different designs of tattoo, and two smaller views of tattoos. Process print, 1903.
- 25 November 1903
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[London] : [The Tatler], 25 November 1903.
1 print : process
The gentle art of tattooing. The fashionable craze of today.
Lettering continues: The tattoing craze which first broke out in America has now come to this country, where its chief exponent is Mr. Alfred South of Cockspur Street. During his career Mr South has operated on upwards of 15,000 persons, including about 900 English women, the designs in a great number of cases being of a most peculiar description. There are some instances where ladies have had the inscriptions on their wedding rings tattooed on their fingers beneath the ring. Ladies who like to keep pace with the times may be adorned with the illustrations of motor cars. Another device is that of a figure of Cupid disappearing into the depths of a pewter pot. This picture which has been tattooed on the skin of one woman only, is entitled "Love gone to pot."
Wellcome Library no. 35574i
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