Tuttle was born in Chariton, Iowa in 1931 but 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 35 years. Tuttle tattooed Janis Joplin, Cher, Jo Baker, Henry Fonda, Paul Stanley, Joan Baez, the Allman Brothers and many other notable musicians, actors, and celebrities.
He has tattooed on all seven continents, 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.
Tuttle currently teaches seminars in "Tattoo machine maintenance and machine building" at tattoo conventions around the United States.
Freak Out Circus
Starring Will Rotten
The most unique and daringly different show you’ll see this year. Will Rotten has been entertaining audiences around the world for
over two decades. Combining his background in comedy with his desire to perform precarious stunts. This act will guarantee to shock
and awe any crowd. He eats fire, dances on broken glass, swallows
swords, and makes an audience roar with laughter the whole time. Will Rotten has been featured on "Ripley's Believe it or Not" and "The
Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, AND he holds several Guinness World Records.
He loves involving audience interaction – and so does the audience!
Selected volunteers get to be a REAL PART of all the fun – totally unrehearsed and unscripted!
When you combine the exciting tension between his daring acts and his blend of comedy, “The Freak Out Circus” can really bring out
the BEST in people.
“Wow! That’s a thrill!”
“The Rotten Bros. create a divertissement that makes you
chuckle one moment and makes you want to hurl another. Good
“A pleasure to work with!”
Carnival Cruise Lines Entertainment Supervisor
“The audience reaction is unequaled. It’s not just a show, it’s a
Six Flags Head Of Entertainment
“Seriously the best and most surprising act I’ve seen in a
Author of “Shocked and Amazed
Roman Abrego may be known for his incredible bio mechanical work but he is no one trick pony. The international award winning artist, and owner of Artistic Element Tattoo in Yucaipa, Ca, also produces some of the best color realism work in the scene.