Bodies of Subversion was the first history of women s tattoo art when it was first released in 1997, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back to the nineteenth-century and including many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century.
Margot Mifflin writes about women, art, and contemporary culture. She has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, The Believer, and Salon.com, 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.
"...a heavily updated and resplendently illustrated third
-New York Times
"The first conclusive study of women and tattoos Bodies Of
Subversion: A Secret History Of Women And Tattoos by Margot Mifflin
has been released, and it shows that love 'em or hate 'em tattoos
are on the up."
-Grazia (UK) "Margot Mifflin's newest edition of Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo pasy rightful homage to the foremothers of tattoos and highlights modern goddesses."
-Inked "Seeing all these tattooed ladies make us want to go out and get inked!"