From Voodoo to Vogue

Did you know that tattooing began as a sacred spiritual practice?

Did you know that tattooing is, historically, a female art form?

From Voodoo to Vogue details the remarkable evolution of tattoo: from pre-history Ice Age, up through modern trendy acceptance of this ancient art.  


A pioneer herself, Shanghai Kate highlights the female role in tattoo: a shocking, brave, and fascinating account of human history. 



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Shanghai Kate has delivered her lecture in Museums and Universities across the globe.

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No worries! "The Godmother of American Tattoo" will come to a city near you! Email '' to discuss your project.