Artoria Gibbons: Tattooed Wonder

Artoria Gibbons (1893-1985) was tattooed in the Los Angeles studio of her husband Charles "Red" Gibbons from 1919 to 1920. According to a 1968 interview, the work should have taken two months to complete, but Red tattooed Artoria intermittently, one hour at a time. 


Artoria Gibbons, Tattooed Lady, Real Photo Postcard, ca. 1920. 

Derin Bray