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    Updated on Dec 22, 2018. Posted on Sep 17, 2015

    33 Badass Pictures From The Golden Age Of Tattoos

    "Good work ain't cheap, cheap work ain't good!" –Sailor Jerry

    1900–1920:

    powerHouse Books / Via Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and the Tattoo by Margot Mifflin
    Universal History Archive / Getty Images
    Boyer / Getty Images

    1920–1930:

    powerHouse Books / Via Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and the Tattoo by Margot Mifflin
    Getty Images
    General Photographic Agency / Getty Images
    General Photographic Agency / Getty Images

    1930–1940:

    James; W H / Toronto Public Library
    Anonymous / AP
    John Phillips / The LIFE Picture Collection/Gett
    Getty Images
    Margaret Bourke-White / The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images

    1940–1950:

    AP Photo
    Mpi / Getty Images

    1950–1960:

    Frank Filan / AP
    Keystone-france / Getty Images
    Haywood Magee / Getty Images
    Keystone / Getty Images
    Keystone-france / Getty Images

    1960–1970:

    powerHouse Books / Via Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and the Tattoo by Margot Mifflin
    Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images
    John Lent / AP
    Keystone-france / Getty Images
    John Pratt / Getty Images

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