Thursday, 7 October 2010

sailor jerry...

I'm having a Sailor Jerry moment today.

Sailor Jerry was a world renowned tattoo artist, whose real name was Norman Keith Collins, here is a little Wikipedia background on him...

"Collins was born on January 14, 1911 in Reno, Nevada. As a child, he hopped freight trains across the country and learned tattooing from a man named Tatts Thomas, who is credited for showing him how to use tattoo machines. Practicing on drifters, he later sailed the Pacific Ocean before settling in Hawaii. A big brute with a dirty mouth, he often wore plain white T-shirts that exposed his ink-sleeved arms. Mike Malone, who took over Sailor Jerry's shop after he died, described Jerry as "a class-A pirate."

I love his style of artwork and tattooing, the swallows are my favourites :-)

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