Tattoos have been around since time eternal – imagine, the oldest discovery of a tattooed body dates back to around 3300 BC! In ancient cultures, women were adorned and identified with tattoos and, in many tribal cultures, tattoos were used as sacred marks. However, over centuries, tattoos became a male prerogative, and the narrative moved to sailors and pirates.
Thankfully, the contemporary woman has reclaimed what was originally hers and tattoos, once again, are symbols of adornment, of personal identity. These 35 designs celebrate all shades of woman – gentle, powerful, innocent, elegant, strong…always, always amazing!