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Uncommon Valor: The Symbolic Language of WW2 Tattoo Art, celebrates the WW2 era designs, history and meaning behind the tattoo images that put the “Tradition” in American traditional tattooing. The book began in 2020 which celebrated the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2, and  wanted to honor the anniversary with the BEST of Tattoo Art from Lyle Tuttle’s incomparable collection of the era. We included never before seen pin-ups, eagles, Americana designs, acetates and features on Bert Grimm, George Burchett and many artists in Lyle’s collection; diving deeper into the history behind the designs worn by our American and allied serviceman. In hardcover, with hundreds of bold, beautiful flash and history straight from Lyle’s collection and his correspondence with his tattoo heroes. 

  • 96 - 9"x8.5" offset printed pages on quality matte 100lb paper with flexible lay-flat stitch binding with laminated hardcover. 
  • Hundreds of never before seen flash designs, sheets, photographs, business cards, and stencils from Lyle Tuttle's historic tattoo collection.
  • Book layout and design by Heather Vaught of Royal Art Books.