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Artistic respectability in Hawaii
Original Sailor Jerry flash.Honolulu was home to famed Hawaiian tattooist Norman Keith "Sailor Jerry" Collins. "Everyone looked at him as God," says Lockhart, "for giving the modern tattoo revolution a major boost." It was Sailor Jerry who began moving American tattooing away from a piecemeal approach towards more Japanese-style, unified, custom designs. He also started what you might call "the brotherhood" among tattoo artists, bringing them out of the underground and into the growing light of artistic respectability.

"Sailor Jerry Collins, American Tattoo Master", a Hardy Marks publication. An amazing career in his own words by the man responsible for the rennaissance of the art in the mid-20th century. Collin's tattoos, flash, and drawings as well as related historic material. 8 1/2" x 11", 196 pp. (full color), over 300 illus. softbound ISBN 0-945367-11-2A ship and big-breasted babe
While in Hawaii we'll track down an original "Sailor Jerry" tattoo. Tom plays private Hawaiian detective, hitting a few flophouses and sailor bars in old Honolulu. He finds one on an old timer who's happy to roll up his sleeve. There on his bicep is Sailor Jerry's all-American stock-in-trade -- a ship and big-breasted babe. Lockhart directs our eye to the subtle blends of colour and the sophisticated shadings. But the old gent wants to tell us the story of the tattoo -- the ship he sailed, the girl he lost, the tattoo artist in whom he trusted his one and only skin.

 

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