Lyle Tuttle


 

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.

Lyle Tuttle's Website Here

 

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!”
William Shatner


“Great job!”
Jay Leno


“The Rotten Bros. create a divertissement that makes you
chuckle one moment and makes you want to hurl another. Good
times.”
Orlando Sentinel

“A pleasure to work with!”
Carnival Cruise Lines Entertainment Supervisor
Virginia Blankfield


“The audience reaction is unequaled. It’s not just a show, it’s a
ride!”
Six Flags Head Of Entertainment
Therese Bargman


“Seriously the best and most surprising act I’ve seen in a
decade”
Author of “Shocked and Amazed

 

Roman Abrego



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.

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Shanghai Kate


 

“Shanghai” Kate Hellenbrand is known as America’s Tattoo Godmother for her career in tattooing since 1971. Her talent, activism, and renassaince spirit landed her a spot as one of the 101 Most Influential Persons in Tattoo History.

 Kate's award-winning work has appeared in all major tattoo magazines. She has been a writer for Tattoo Planet, Ink, Skin and Ink and International Tattoo Art Magazine.

 Kate has appeared on The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Prime Time Access, and numerous documentaries on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and TBS. She is the focus of a 30 minute PBS documentary ''Art in Context: A Moving Canvas'' available online. Google her to see many other interviews and profiles available on YouTube.

She is the only woman featured in TATTOO NATION, a documentary charting the evolution of black and grey fineline tattooing from prison to photorealism.

 Her lecture From Voodoo to Vogue has been presented at universities, conventions and museums, including Columbia University where she was a featured panelist at the International Women’s Leadership Conference.

 Kate has been honored as a recipient of the Bob Shaw Award by the National Tattoo Association.

 While Shanghai Kate is a popular artist amongst celebrities (including  Howard Stern, Casey Affleck and David LaChappelle), she is just as popular with the locals of Austin, Texas, where her shop is located at 4405 Guadalupe, 78751


Shanghai Kate's Website Here