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Amelia Klem Osterud

Amelia Klem Osterud is a heavily tattooed freelance historian and public librarian from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who researches and writes on circus, sideshow and tattoo history. She is the author of The Tattooed Lady: A History and a contributor to The World Atlas of Tattoo and Tattoo Histories: Transcultural Perspectives on the Narratives, Practices, and Representations of Tattooing. She holds master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in History and Library Science. She is always planning her next tattoo.