This woman is assembling what is called "a full bodysuit" in tattooing, adding and extending her collection to cover her entire body surface. This is a good example of Western style tattooing, where pieces are merged and joined despite their different themes. Mixed together are a variety of symbols and elements, favoring nature and predatory cats. This woman said she felt her work would be less dated over time that way.

For public display of large scale female tattoos, the bathing suit or lingerie set is common wear.

copyright 1994 Rae Schwarz
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all images in this presentation are © 1994 Rachel Schwarz.
all images shown in this section were taken at the 1994 NTA
convention held in South San Francisco, CA, USA
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