Tattoed babes, from the 1920s and 50s. Strange to think that this degree of body art was grotesque enough to warrant participation in a circus sideshow.
Plus, tattooing a bra seems like a supremely bad idea. But our anonymous friend below is rocking a faux bra, and, dare I say it, it looks strangely...satisfying?
Left: Lotta Pictoria tattooed by Charles Wagner, NY, NY, 1920s. Right: Artist Unknown, 1950s.
Below, Deafy and Stelly Grossman, 1920s.
Scans from 1000 Tattoos, ed. Henk Schiffmacher.