Celebrating the birthday of the late Sailor Jerry, a tattoo icon and legend.
If you've ever spent a fair amount of time in a tattoo shop, you have most definitely come across a Sailor Jerry flash sheet, or design. A name synonymous with the art of Tattoo, Norman Keith Collins aka Sailor Jerry is considered by many to be one of the most prominent and important tattoo artists in the history of the craft.
This week, we celebrate Jerry's 105th Birthday by looking back on the iconic work that continues to define American tattoo culture to this day. Please enjoy his artwork, as well as the official documentary on his prolific career below!
Those interested, can watch the full "Hori Smoku" Sailor Jerry Movie below ...
"If you don't think you have balls enough to wear a tattoo, don't get one. But don't try to make excuses for yourself by knocking the fellow who does!" Signed, "Thank you...Sailor Jerry,"