Sailor Jerry Tattoos
Sailor Jerry tattoos are some of the best known pieces of art into today's exploding tattoo scene. Below is a solid collection of flash images by the artist, but feel free to add your own in the comment section. A short history of the man and legend is featured below.
The Master of American Style Tattoo
Norman Collins, AKA Sailor Jerry, became a sailor at age nineteen and traveled the world with the US navy. In his travels he experienced the body art of Southeast Asia and various other parts of the globe. These trips would leave a lasting impression on Collins that he carried throughout his life. He later opened his first tattoo shop in Honolulu's Chinatown area, a hangout for US sailors and other tough gents during and after WWII. At this time only the Chinatown area housed tattoo shops making it a community of tattoo artists. Later in life Jerry held court at many established shops throughout the US and helped confirm the American style of ink he brought to fame.
Rocked in The Cradle of The Deep
Salior Jerry Links
Above is just a small collection of the tattoo flash done by Sailor Jerry. To see more go to www.sailorjerry.com
Image of Sailor Jerry Via: http://bellababystudio.blogspot.com/2011/01/sailor-jerry-tribute.html