NORA HILDEBRANDT - The First Tattooed Lady

Nora Hildebrandt was America’s first professional tattooed lady. Her place in history is due mostly to the fact that her father, German born Martin Hildebrandt, was America’s first professional tattoo artist. Nora stood in as a canvas for her father when he was not tattooing sailors and soldiers from both sides of ……

Nora Hildebrandt - Tattoo Archive

Nora went blind. The story went on to say that her father broke his tattooing needle as an excuse to stop the tattooing. Nora’s father was quickly seized and burned at the stake. Miraculously three weeks after her father’s death Nora Hildebrandt was rescued by the famed Indian fighter General George Crooke.…

The Curious and Remarkable Life of Martin Hildebrandt ...

May 23, 2017 · The identity of Jacob Hildebrandt is equally murky. Amelia Klem Osterud, Author of “The Tattooed Lady: A History” notes that Jacob Hildebrandt “…was listed as her brother in a NY Clipper ad, though I did find a listing for a marriage between Nora Hildebrandt and Jacob Gunther in 1889.” The mystery endures.…

Nora Hildebrandt - BME Encyclopedia

Nora Hildebrandt, (sometimes recorded as "Hilderbrandt") was the first tattooed lady to appear in the United States. She was born around 1857 in London and moved to New York with her father. She made her debut at Bunnell's Museum in New York City in March 1, 1882.Nora was tattooed by her father Martin Hildebrandt and told a tale onstage similar to those used by tattooed men like Constantine.…