Tattoos – MAUVAIS GARÇONS

Tattoos are ubiquitous today. But, in decades past, they were the markers of outlaws and low-lifes. In other words, not something you brought home to mother.

These images are just some of the amazing archival photos we unearthed for our second webisode on the history of tattoos.

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They were taken by a retired French police officer at the turn of the Century. Some serious Irving Penn sh*t.

Click here for more information on the book: http://sangbleu.com/2013/08/03/mauvais-garcons-portraits-de-tatoues-1890-1930/

Be sure to check out our Where Cool Came From webisode on Tattoos, airing the week of March 10th!

 

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