Life at the sharp end: The Guardian profiles Jessie Knight, Britain’s first female tattoo artist

A stuntwoman and artist, this 20th-century trailblazer was slandered and robbed by her rivals. On the opening week of our exhibition Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed The Guardian reappraises the life of a radical.

Born in 1904, the eldest of eight children, Jessie Knight was a radical pioneer: the daughter of a sailor who became a circus star and one of the most renowned – and subsequently forgotten – tattoo artists of the early 20th century.

Full article by Nosheen Iqbal on Guardian Unlimited here