In a time when women were restricted in every aspect, Maud Wagner became the first female tattoo artist in North America.
Maud ran away to join the circus when she was a teenager. By 1904, she was working as a contortionist at the World’s Fair when she met the famous tattoo artist, Gus Wagner.
She struck a deal with him: she’d give him a date if he gave her a tattoo—and a lesson in how to create them. Along with her husband and daughter, for more than fifty years, Maud travelled the country tattooing the masses.
Throughout this fictionalized biopic, we see Maud and her family manage their way through life inside the safety of their beloved circus. Each life Maud touches leaves its mark, quite literally.
All this through the eyes of a relatively unknown woman... until now.
- ISBN-13 : 978-1637320761
- 324 pages