Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Artist

Lyle tuttle

Lyle Tuttle (born October 7, 1931) is a well-known American tattoo artist and historian of the medium, who has been tattooing since 1949. Tuttle was born in 1931 and grew up in Ukiah, California. At the age of fourteen he purchased his first tattoo for $3.50. In 1949, he began tattooing professionally. In 1954 he opened his own studio in San Francisco. This first shop was open for nearly 30 years. Tuttle tattooed Janis Joplin, Cher, Henry Fonda, Paul Stanley, and several other notable musicians and celebrities of the time. He has been tattooed on six continents, and has never knowingly tattooed a minor. He has become a legend and a teacher within the industry in the years he has been tattooing. He officially retired in 1990 but will still occasionally tattoo his signature on a friend or acquaintance. His fame within tattooing was somewhat controversial, as many tattooists of his day disliked his statements to the press and "shameless self-promotion". When Tuttle was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in October 1970, Sailor Jerry put the picture inside his toilet.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 7th, 1931
Places lived
Ukiah , California
pop. 15,871 (2013)
San Francisco , California
pop. 837,442 (2013)

Art forms 1

Form Contemporaries
born 1946


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