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Tattooed Women Today
"Art, Sex, and Power: Tattooed Women Today" in the Forum of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (4th floor). The event is free with museum admission -- and it is an incredible museum -- so it's worth the trip all around.
Our talk and visual presentation center around how women's tattooing relates to sexuality, fashion, fine art, and feminism. These themes are wonderfully explored in Margot's absolute must-have book, Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo. [For more info, check my review of the book's latest edition and interview with Margot in this post.] These themes have also been explored on this blog, particularly in the context of sex and beauty. On Saturday, we'll spend an hour chatting about everything from the reclamation of one's body, tattooed women stereotypes, the rise of the tattoo model as career choice, women tattooers of yesterday & today, and much more.
And we really want to hear your opinions as well, so all those attending are encouraged to participate in the discussion. I also encourage everyone to share your thoughts on women and tattoo culture in the link to this post in our FB group page, or Tweet at me.
What do you think about the representation of tattooed women in mass media and our own industry media?
How do you define beauty through tattoos?
Have you ever used tattooing as a form of reclamation of your body -- either tattooing over scars, getting tattoos to empower yourself after a trauma, covering up a gang tattoo or mark that you felt was never your own...?
How does your race & ethnicity play into reactions to your tattoos?
Do you feel that tattooed women are hypersexualized more so today?
Do women tattooers still face obstacles to entering and advancing in the craft?
Feel free to raise other issues. Would love to hear from you.
And would love to see you Saturday!
Horizakura will not be at NY Adorned for long, however. As Mike noted in his most recent post, the artist will soon be opening up his own studio on the Lower East Side.
Other big changes are taking place at NYA: Owner Lori Leven writes that artists Chad Koeplinger and Timothy Hoyer have gone on their own, and Bryan Randolph has moved back to California and is now working at Spider Murphy's.
The bigger news is that Lori will be opening up a new space on Elizabeth Street in Manhattan and bring all Adorned tattooists and piercers together in one location. Their original East Village shop will be turned into a jewelry store. And what about Brooklyn Adorned? Lori says:
"I want to close it. But, I want to sell it (of course, not to another tattoo shop ). Or become partners with someone I respect, in a new business that could well utilize the space. So, if you want to call me and talk about a business venture, please do so. Even if none of those things work out, we will still be leaving the Bedford shop. I'm a city girl and Manhattan is where I flourish. And when I flourish, my peeps are happy. And happy people working together is a blast!"
Best of luck to NY Adorned, Horizakura, Chad, Timothy, and Bryan in their new adventures. Will keep checking in on Munewari Minutes to see Mike's body evolve beautifully.