Monthly Archives: April 2009

Australian Tattooed Ladies

Before Cindy Ray there were other tattooed Australian ladies and Hilder Alexandria, who went by the stage name ‘Alexia’ toured as the tattooed lady in the 40’s and 50’s. We also had the heavily tattooed Betty Cusko; who at one time

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Sir Martin Frobisher

Sir Martin Frobisher, (1535-1595) came across tattooed women in 1576. When he was on the first of his three unsuccessful sea voyages to find a northwest passage to China. Although without success Frobisher did however find a certain amount of fame

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Cindy Ray – Australia

Bev Robinson who went by the stage name Cindy Ray did the same thing for Australia and New Zealand in the 1960’s, as Betty Broadbent did for America – Making her first appearance as a tattooed lady at the Sydney showground

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Betty Broadbent

Betty Broadbent (born in 1909) became the youngest female sideshow tattooing attraction in the world after quitting her job as a baby sitter in Atlantic City at the age of 17. Her first showbiz job came about when she appeared as

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