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The Mean Streets of Ukiah, California | by Bob Dass
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The Mean Streets of Ukiah, California

Well-known Ukiah tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle asked me to take his photo holding a tattoo machine he built himself. The photo was meant to copy one that had been taken six years ago. I was happy to comply.


We did three sessions, taking dozens of similar photos. One of them is shown above, with a Photoshopped background of a nice Ukiah sunset. Another photo, however, found its way to a billboard-sized ad that appeared at many locations in Southern California, as Mr. Tuttle informed me later.

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Taken on March 16, 2018