Yesterday we lost a revolutionary protagonist in the history of tattooing: Lyle Tuttle was one of the most important American tattoo artists of all time.

We want to say goodbye to him, remembering his own words: «tattoos are travel marks, stickers on your luggage. Tattoos are special, you have to go off and earn them. You can go into a jewelry store and buy a big diamond and slip it on your finger and walk out. It’s not like that when you go into a tattoo shop and pick a big tattoo and pay for it. Now you got to sit down and take it».

Our heartful condoleances go to his family and friends. R.I.P. Great Master.

LYLE TUTTLE
LYLE TUTTLE