Dark Seas: Sailor Jerry and his influence on traditional sailor tattoos.
Posted: Mar 26 2013
At age 19, Sailor Jerry was enlisted in the US Navy. It was during his travels at sea that he was exposed to the art and imagery of Southeast Asia. Artistically, his influence stems from his union of the roguish attitude of the American sailor with the mysticism and technical prowess of the Far East. He maintained a close correspondence with Japanese tattoo masters during his career.