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Tattooed Lady

by There She Is

$33.00 / On Sale

Drawing inspiration from vintage Sideshow poster art, There She Is creates a painting that tempts the viewer to see the oddity inside which happens to be a tattooed lady.

The Tattooed Lady was an actual attraction in the days of the side show, often referred to as “a living work of art”. She was unusual, intriguing, offering both the feminine and bizarre. Much has changed since these times and tattoos are almost as commonplace as earrings. Young girls are covered in art before they turn 21. The Tattooed Lady isn’t what she used to be. She has no place as an oddity yet here she is in her glory, tempting you with an eccentricity that no longer exists.

Sideshow posters were created solely as signage for the promise of shocking and amazing “freaks of nature” often times painted over and redesigned giving the posters unusual textures and depths of color. There She Is attempts to capture this same feeling of texture and color with this piece.

12” X 16” Acrylic on canvas.