Sailor jerry norman keith collins was possibly the most accomplished american tattoo master to his time. He did more for the ancient art of tattoo than any other single person. Sailor jerry spiced rum, created to honor the father of american old school tattooing, norman sailor jerry collins, is launching a bold new bottle design with iconography and imagery that. Norman sailor jerry collins 19111973 is considered the foremost american tattoo artist of his time, and defined the craft in two eras bsj and asj before and after sailor jerry. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. His legendary clipper ship tattoos represent both the call to adventure and the determination to be homeward bound. Sailor jerry loved ships and held master papers on every major type of vessel. He became the first westerner to enter in regular correspondence with these masters, sharing techniques and tattoo tracings.
His masterful designs, featuring ships and beautiful girls, eagles, hearts, roses, and other nowfamiliar motifs, were widely imitated but rarely matched for boldness, elegance, and clarity. You could win a sailor jerry custom designed harley. Sailor jerry collins started tattooing on state street in chicago, illinois but made his name in honolulu. Sailor jerry collins american tattoo master index tattoo archive. Norman keith collins was born on january 14, 1911 in reno but grew up in northern california. Norman keith collins january 14, 1911 june 12, 1973, known popularly as sailor jerry, was a prominent american tattoo artist in hawaii who was well known for his sailor tattoos. Hauntingwerewolf8 submitted 2 minutes ago by hauntingwerewolf8. Norman keith collins january 14, 1911 june 12, 1973, known popularly as sailor jerry, was a prominent american tattoo artist in hawaii who was well. Its time to learn the story of the real sailor jerry and one of the men responsible for american tattooing and rum. You could win a sailor jerry custom designed harleydavidson softail motorcycle stand out from the crowd with these american traditional tattooinspired designs. American tattoo master don ed hardy, donald edward hardy, sailor jerry collins on. Between 1940 and 1973, norman sailor jerry collins became known as the greatest practitioner of classic american tattooing. By fusing american and asian sensibilities, jerry created his own style of tattooing iconic and artistic, irreverent and soulful, radical and beautiful. And theyre eminently seaworthy jerry always inked his riggings to be nautically accurate.988 962 131 1305 83 1492 547 586 795 890 1222 1201 725 513 719 100 3 472 1428 1316 530 49 977 1048 651 1307 308 588 844 1525 26 719 1426 688 1338 579 1422 890 581 1153 1265