English Professor to Serve on Panel About Women’s Tattoo Art

April 11, 2013 1:56 pm English Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Photo courtesy of Saira Hunjan

Professor Margot Mifflin (English) will participate in a panel discussion, titled “Art, Sex, and Power: Tattooed Women Today,” at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. This event is free with museum admission.

Professor Mifflin and co-panelist Mariska Kakoulas, an author and lawyer, will discuss how women’s tattooing relates to sexuality, fashion, fine art, and feminism.

Professor Mifflin is the author of Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, which was recently released in a third edition. The book features 200 color photographs, 50 of which are new, of tattooed women and tattoo artists dating back to the nineteenth-century.

She is also the author of The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2009). Professor Mifflin often writes about women, art, and contemporary culture.