Lecture Night in Camel City. The Tattoo Archive is excited to be giving a presentation entitled Tattoo History 101 as part of Lecture Night in Camel City, hosted by Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth St. #110 Winston Salem, North Carolina on Saturday, July 20 at 6:30pm. This presentation will feature photographs, flash, and business cards. We hope to see you there!


Lyle Tuttle got his first tattoo in 1946 in an arcade on Market Street in San Francisco. Little did he know that he had found his life’s calling! He operated tattoo shops in San Francisco and Los Angeles and he became the go-to guy for the press. In San Francisco he opened the first tattoo museum in the United States. This exhibit will feature photographs, business cards, posters and other memorabilia connected with Lyle. This exhibit is free to the public and will run through September 30, 2019.


North Carolina Tattoo History. We are proud to announce that we will be giving a presentation on North Carolina Tattoo History at the High Point Public Library on August 26, 2019. This lecture will feature photographs, flash, business cards and other memoriabilia of North Carolina tattooists from the past. This presentation will be at 6:30 pm in the Morgan Room on the first floor of the library at 901 North Main Street, High Point, NC 27262. We'll look forward to seeing you there!


After 50 years of collecting tattoo memorabilia from around the world, the time has come for us to start selling original, and often one-of-a-kind items from the Tattoo Archive's collection. These items will be listed in the Collector's Corner section of our Online Store and will range from paper ephemera to frames, tubes, machines, flash, business cards, etc. We’ll be adding items to the Collector’s Corner regularly, so please stop by often.


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