1. Courtesy of The Library of Congress / Via loc.gov Maud Wagner, the first well-known female tattoo artist/badass in the United States, 1907. 2. Fox Photos/Getty Images Kickass snake tat, 1928. 3. Courtesy of The New York Public Library / Via digitalgallery.nypl.org Betty Broadbent, a well-known tattooed lady, at the New York World's Fair, 1930s. 4. General Photographic Agency/Getty Images The original girl with the dragon tattoo, 1930s. 5. General Photographic Agency/Getty Images A tattooed butterfly garter belt will never fall down when you're doing the Charleston, 1930s. 6. Vintage Images/Getty Images Yes, you can look elegant covered in ink. Betty Broadbent, 1930s. 7. John Pratt/Keystone Features/Getty Images Pam Nash, a champion tattooed lady, with a Japanese garden scene across her back, 1960s. 8. Mary Evans Picture Library/Everett Collection Don't mess with Mrs. Williams, 1897. 9. General Photographic Agency/Getty Images A simple horse and jockey tattoo, 1930s. 10. John Pratt/Keystone Features/Getty Images Pam Nash FTW, 1960s. 11. William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images Your man always has your back when his face is tattooed on it, 1936. 12. Jim Ryan/Keystone Features/Getty Images Think your swallow tats are cool? This woman got them before you were even born, 1965. 13. Time Life Pictures/Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images Miss Stella Grassman, BAMF and tattoo artist, 1930s. 14. Fox Photos/Getty Images A naked lady riding a bird, 1928. Why not? 15. Time Life Pictures/Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images Hell yeah, Cally d'Astra, 1860. 16. Keystone/Getty Images Just getting another tat, NBD, 1964. 17. Mary Evans Picture Library/Everett Collection Emma de Burgh, another famous tattooed lady, and her bangin' Last Supper tattoo, 1897.