Traditional Tattoo Meanings Old School Tattoos Sailor ...

DRAGON TATTOOS. Jerry deeply admired the work of Japanese tattoo masters and was the first Westerner to enter into regular correspondence with them. Yet he was also determined to beat them at their own game. Jerry's dragon tattoos, clearly Asian in nature, embody these conflicting attitudes. They’re more like exotic ghosts than living beings ...…

Traditional Tattoos: The History, Designs, and Artists ...

In this article we explore the history, designs and artists within the Traditional tattooing style. Summary. Although Captain Cook and his crew are often cited as the beginning of the Traditional tattoo trend, tattoo historian Anna Felicity Friedman notes that explorer Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu spoke about tattoos around Europe much before Cook’s voyage.…

American Traditional Tattoos History Sailor Jerry

Take a look at the true history behind traditional tattoos and how tattoo artists like Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins built their reputation. IMPORTANT NOTICE Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins is the father of the old-school tattoo and we make old-school rum — but our site doesn't work on old-school web browsers (blame the tech geeks).…