Sophie Powis

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Scold’s bridle, sometimes called “the branks”, invented in 1500th in Britain and then spread to Europe. Branking (in Scotland and the North of England) was designed as a mirror punishment for “shrews’”or “scolds” — women of the lower classes whose speech was “riotous” or “troublesome” — women accused of witchcraft — by preventing such “gossips or scolds” from speaking.

A scold's bridle is a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the and Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them.

Betty Broadbent, 1930s

Tattooed Lady Prepares for Appearance at Fair Flushing Queens New York New York Betty Broadbent the tattooed lady who is known as the most beautiful.

Betty Broadbent, the tattooed lady who flaunted her decorated skin in pretty much every significant American, Australian and New Zealand circus throughout the 1940s.

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Tracks the History of Getting Inked : Condé Nast Traveler

Betty Broadbent

Betty Broadbent "The Tattooed Lady"