Old school Sailor Jerry tattoo design.

adding more black

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If you don’t know who Sailor Jerry is– you don’t know tattoos. Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins (1911-1973) is considered the foremost American tattoo artist of his time, and defined the craft in two eras– BSJ and ASJ (before and after Sailor Jerry). Arguably, he did more for the ancient art of tattoo than most any other single person.

This designed is based on Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins work,

by taking a concept of his and changing elements and adding some more elements. i came up with this for a client. he picked the elements he wanted. I put it all together. and the result is what you see.

thanks for looking

sketchbook in the works20160923_123032-1Sailor Jerry tattoo