X-large Book. The second volume of classic Sailor Jerry flash. Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins was born in California in 1911 and died in Hawaii in 1973. Working his entire career in seafaring communities, Sailor Jerry was heir to a finely developed sailor’s craft and the flash he painted was his key to success. The majority of his career was spent in Honolulu’s Chinatown, the primary honkytonk of seafaring men, where he occupied a variety of tiny storefront shops. The flash in this book is entirely from the collection of Michael Malone, who continued Sailor Jerry’s tradition in the same shop locale from 1973 until 2001.
Between 1940 and 1973, Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins became known as one of the greatest practitioners of classic American tattooing. Sailor Jerry tattooed for many years, mostly in his small shop in Honolulu, Hawaii until his death in 1973. His masterful designs, featuring ships and beautiful girls, eagles, hearts, roses, and other now-familiar motifs, were widely imitated but rarely matched for boldness, elegance, and clarity. This generously-sized book is indispensable for any tattoo shop, tattoo fan, or person interested in a great American art tradition. Out of print for many years, this is the ultimate resource of Sailor Jerry flash.