A photo montage of two tattooed circus performers for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Betty Broadbent (circa 1930s) and Frank Howard (circa 1898), from the collections of Circus World Museum
Betty Broadbent (Nov. 1st, 1909-March 28th, 1983). Betty was the Tattooed Lady for Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus. She developed an interest in tattoos early in life, and eventually sported over 500 of them on her body. Betty learned how to tattoo herself and traveled the world inking people before her death in 1983.