Dainty Dotty and Owen Jensen

Owen Jensen and Dainty Dotty: Owen Jensen was born in 1891 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. As a young man he worked in the railroad shop in Ogden, Utah. Jensen has said that in 1911 he walked 12 miles to Provo to see the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and that was where he saw his Read more about Dainty Dotty and Owen Jensen[…]

Let Us Now Praise Dainty Dotty and All Circus Women

    We love Dainty Dotty and we feel she loved us. Just look at that smile. Through exhaustive research we believe that Dotty was indeed the Fat Lady sitting next to Major Mite in this famous story about the Rubber Man and Mae, the Tattooed Lady. Herewith and paraphrasing Albert Parry’s, 1933 ” Tattoo, Read more about Let Us Now Praise Dainty Dotty and All Circus Women[…]

Winning the Fat Lady

Here’s Dotty, the tattoo artist. We have always been fascinated with the smiling big woman in the old photos.  One of her designs depicted a woman with butterfly wings floating as if in liberation.  She also had her day with the classic “Put her ol’ foot through me heart, matey”  tattoo image.  Could this have been in Read more about Winning the Fat Lady[…]