The 12 Types of Alt Models You'll See in the Tattoo Industry

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Does Your Girl Make the List?

Western tattoo modeling has been around since the beginning of the 20th century—with women like Lady Viola, Maud Wagner, and Irene Woodward setting the scene during the 1920s and 1930s. The tattooed woman was a popular circus and sideshow attraction during the vaudeville era and the beautiful taboo of inked women took off from there. Now, almost 100 years later, tattoo modeling has merged with mainstream culture and the industry has branched out into a variety of distinctive genres. From cosplaying to camming, fetish to fitness—tattoo modeling is more diverse than ever and more woman are going the ranks of tattooed models of the moment. Check out our list of the 12 types of alternative modeling and decide for yourself where your favorite girls fit in.

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