These traditional porcelain dolls look very graceful, but they would be perhaps a bit boring if it weren’t for the fact that they’re covered in such badass sailor tattoos!
These tattoos were drawn by artist Jessica Harrison from Edinburg, Scotland. She created “The Painted Ladies” series as part of a larger exhibit called “Flash,” which is being held in Galerie L.J., Paris. In her artist’s statement Jessica writes that the idea behind the painted ladies is “to re-describe the body in sculpture through the skin, offering an alternative way of thinking about the body beyond a binary tradition of inside and outside.”
So, what do you prefer: the traditional porcelain dolls or these rockstar versions?
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