Fenix, a boy magician at a shabby touring show in Mexico, is the son of the beautiful trapeze artist, Concha, and the bloated circus owner and knife-thrower Orgo. Fenix’s best friend is Alma, a deaf-mute mime who is the daughter of the Tattooed Woman (Thelma Tixou), who also works as Orgo’s assistant.
An affair between Orgo & the Tattooed Woman leads to tragedy.
Lamberto Marini was the makeup supervisor; Alberto López (as Alberto Lopez Rodriguez) was themakeup artist; Sergio Arau was the tattoo designer.
I’ve seen no references to how long this makeup took in the days before tattoo transfers.