Friday, March 20, 2009

Lyle Tuttle, Tattoo Star

Last Monday was a great evening at ARTSPACE. Lyle Tuttle, the superstar tattooist, formerly of Hollywood and San Francisco had delighted his huge Sunday afternoon audience, and brought his world perspective of Tatto as an Artform as well as well told tales of celebrities and tattoo history to a smaller but just as fascinated audience, not familiar with this body art, Mon. night. He talked about his traditional designs and how he learned the art, how he worked, and commented about the differences between his and some of the complicated, contemporary designs that are displayed in the Artspace photographs. The audience had many questions and each was answered honestly and thoughtfully and often included an interesting story. This show has been a great experience for me as an artist and as an introduction to a wonderful segment of our community.

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