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The Tale of My First Tattoo

Walter, Walter, lead me to the altar
And I’ll show you where I’m tattooed

Back in the thirties, when comedienne and music hall entertainer Gracie Fields sang her famous song, a tattooed woman would have been a rare sight indeed – and possibly the brunt of crude jokes and scandal.

Today, a tattoo on a woman is velocityhousing so commonplace that nary an eyebrow is raised. I didn’t locate any stats to prove my point, but it wouldn’t surprise me if more women are opting for body art than men these days. Or at least I suspect that could be the case in Vancouver, where I live.

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