Dainty Dotty

Not much is known about Dainty Dotty. Known for her role as the Fat Lady in the Ringling Bros circus in the 1930 and ‘40’s, she married tattoo artist Owen Jensen, who taught her the art of tattooing. They eventually opened a successful tattoo supply business.  It’s believed she was the largest female tattoo artist ever, weighing in at around 600 pounds. Jensen is also said to have tattooed Dotty, though there are no photos of her tattoos. She died of a heart attack in 1952.