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Sailor Jerry Tattoo Drawings

Updated on June 24, 2014

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Sailor Jerry, also known as Norman Keith Collins was the iconic father of tattooing.

He died in 1973 and was immortalized when his design was used on Sailor Jerry Rum. You can ask for a "Sailor Jerry" and many bartenders will give you a drink.

"Sailor Jerry" is a well known historical figure in tattoo parlors and his designs are still used today. His use of pinup models and anchors are some of the most widely copied. When I was a child, I would see older men with tattoos, mostly men who had served in the US Armed Services. If you talked to an old Navy Veteran, many times they had a "Sailor Jerry" anchor on their bicep.

Tattooing has gone through many phases since those days but if you really want a retro tattoo, this is the kind to get.

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Sailor Jerry: Tattoo Drawings
Sailor Jerry: Tattoo Drawings

This is a cool tattooing book edited by Don Ed Hardy and is a new compilation of Sailor Jerry tattoo designs.

The book was published to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Sailor Jerry’s birth, 1911. Just when you thought you had seen all of Sailor Jerry’s drawings, comes this new book that Hardy compiled and found many undiscovered designs from the 1950's and prior. This is like finding the lost episode of tattoos art! Truly some masterpieces in here and some even have Jerry's original notations.

A must-have for any historical tattoo aficionado or collector!


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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Deadicated LM: Thanks for the compliments...I don't give tattoos either for the same reason! ha!

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      I love your tattoo gun GIF! I always wanted to do tattooing; I'm not a huge fan of anything that involves blood (with my luck, I'd get all the bleeders).

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I love the look of a retro tattoo like Sailor Jerry. Thumbs up.